My first review is on the new KeyMission 360 camera from Nikon. Now, I'm not huge in video. A hundred percent honesty, I only ever wanted a GoPro to do underwater shots without breaking the bank. That was, until I heard about this little beauty. It is a 'action camera' that captures a full 360 degrees of it's operator. This sounds positively awesome on paper. And it really is in a lot of ways. But, the cons can be some pretty hard downfalls as well. Let me break it down. We'll start with the pros of this little beast first off.
This blog is for every woman who says that portraits will come after they lose that 10lbs, after they can afford them, or what ever numerous excuse we give. I just read a heartfelt post from another photographer in a group forum and found myself near tears. Because, until just recently, I was her. As a mom, we help build memories for our kids. Now, you dad photographers out there, I'm not saying you may not have some of these same feelings. But for us ladies, we hate one ourselves a lot more than we should. But that's not what this post is about. No. It's about embracing ourselves for the sake of memories.
It's that time of year again. And I know the list is going up a bit late. But here we go! The current lineup for Darkshi Creations is go:
CoastCon - March 4-6 - Biloxi, MS - Guesting
Mobicon - May 27-29 - Mobile, AL - Booking, Sunday only
MechaCon - July 29-31 - New Orleans, LA - Booking, Saturday
Pensacola Comic Con - August 20-21 - Guesting, Booking Friday before.
Creative Con - Sep 17-18 - Panama City, FL - Booking, Saturday only [tenative]
Fandom Con - November 11-13 - Fort Walton Beach, Fl - Booking, Saturday only [tenative]
Geekonomicon - December [not set] - Biloxi, MS - Booking, weekend
All dates marked tentative will be secured if bookings are made during that set weekend.
This March we have gone on the deep end with our specials. Everything has discounts, goodies and more. And if you manage to catch us at CoastCon in Biloxi this weekend, you could score another discount on top of all the current ones! We're also doing Mini Sessions. Something we've not done in over 3 years. We had dates set up for Biloxi, Mobile and Pensacola throughout April and May! Contract us for a consultation and bookings!
Our friends Chris (Leon Heart Cosplay) and Lori (Miyu Miyu Cosplay) recently eloped at the beautiful French Quarter Wedding Chapel in New Orleans Louisiana. The entire elopement was focused on Rouge and Gambit, and their own love of both characters and each other. Walking through the doors of the chapel revealed a stunning mix of Tiffany and Victorian-inspired decor, lights and chandeliers everywhere to the point that you could barely see the countless dollars hanging from the ceiling. A ritual they later took part in after the ceremony. After the vows were exchanged, the event moved to Sylvian for a delicious dinner with a few close friends. After which is was on to a mini pub crawl.
Chris and Lori could not brag enough about the fantastic staff at The French Quarter Wedding Chapel. From the lovely violist, to the flowers and bouquet made for her. But it was really all about their beautiful, and out of this world tasty, cake. Lori did an excellent job making her dress, his vest, her wig and even made the veil she wore during the ceremony.
After finding out their convention honeymoon was canceled not two weeks before the wedding, a post wedding shoot was an absolute necessity. The day after as Chris and Lori dawned their handmade Rogue and Gambit cosplays. We aimed to recreate iconic images of their mutant personas in a city that spoke volumes about them.
We wish Chris & Lori many years of happiness, love and luck!
This was a shoot long in the making, and McGuire's was the perfect place to recreate the look and feel of the Dragon Age games and several of the famous tavern scenes. As always, Eitanya Designs and Zombie Fishie Cosplay and their fantastic cosplays made this shoot one for the books.