I'm a freelance photographer, spouse of a disabled veteran, mother of three adult-aged kids. I dress in garb and go to renaissance faires. And take photos. Because that's what I do.
I do macro, fine art photography, and typical portrait photography. I also have a semi-regular gig doing product photos for a local clothing designer. I've been doing photography in some form for almost thirty years.
I started this Tumblr to follow a band that I like, because I'm lame like that.
I have no idea. I’ve only ever heard stories about these people ahaha. Small world, though isn’t it?
The ren faire world is like a family- we all know a bunch of the same people. Along with Loki from Dark Cloud, a slew of my faire-family are on that traveling circuit. The Jousters, Cameron from Barely Balanced (side note- Jimmy- aka “Large”- from Barely Balanced is Loki’s brother), the Hogues (Henning, Victoria, Sheridan) from the Single Tree- to name a few- all travel to other faires and through them, I know of other people. Heck, the lady I buy my chemises from online- she’s near the Arizona Ren Fest and we have many mutual friends.
But that’s also what makes it so cool. From Bristol, to Minnesota, to Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New York, Boston, and Southern California- I could go to any of those and find a friend. (or several!)
I can vouch for that! Stronghold Leather actually stole Loki from us at Bristol for an entire weekend in 2012. (I am not…
I’ve never met Loki (I just started at Stronghold in March), but I sure do have a flash drive with videos of him at fest! And a bunch of the Dark Cloud gang (seriously though I haven’t met like any of them except Ramses. He’s originally Dark Cloud, right?)
I’m not sure who is original and who isn’t anymore.
For a while, I thought Loki and my daughter were going to be an item. But they just remained friends. (it looked like it was leaning that way, I mean, here are some photos from the last few years).
2011’s “Day of Wrong” (we were still only patrons then, now there are “wardrobe requirements”).
2012 (her first year on the stage management crew)
And this year-
2013- she’s still stage management and I’m on the “official photographer” team (but I still wear garb, because we’ve been going too long in garb for me not to wear it).
Clawed gloves in mustang brown leather. We only have a couple pairs left, and will never get this hide again!
If you’re interested in these, please contact us, since they aren’t currently listed on our ebay store
do not buy theas thay are a rip off of the dark cloud design
Hello friend! While I appreciate the warning, we are actually the sister company of Dark Cloud Leather. Our design is slightly different, but Eric got it from Corey of Dark Cloud.
I can vouch for that! Stronghold Leather actually stole Loki from us at Bristol for an entire weekend in 2012. (I am not associated with Dark Cloud, but I am good friends with Loki! He was the very first friend I made at the ren faire some ten-ish years ago) His presence was greatly missed and whenever we’d walk by Scarecrow at the Dark Cloud shop, we’d shake our fists to the heavens and say: “Damn you, Stronghold! Give us back our Loki!”
You can’t have him again, Stronghold! HE’S OURS!
Rain pouring from the dais on Flickr.
It rained so hard in the late afternoon on Sunday (July 21, week 3) that they were going to cancel the Joust to the Death. But the crowd that had not dashed away because of the rain, were chanting “Joust! Joust! Joust!”. So, they came out and did the last part of the joust- the sword-fighting without horses part- and I took video. Link to the YouTube video
Flight of the Raptor- Harris hawk on Flickr.
This was my favorite shot of the weekend.