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Victorian/ Steampunk Inspired Disney Shoot At Castle McCulloch.

A few years back I got some model and photographer friends together for another group shoot at Castle McCulloch in Jamestown,NC. The theme this time was Victorian/Steampunk inspired Disney characters. I got to meet a few new models at this shoot so that made it a blast! We had a great array of characters that were Disney and some not,food….and cupcakes to keep us all happy πŸ™‚

All models selected put together/made their costumes and did their own hair and makeup. These guys and gals are baller and I cannot express how much I love them πŸ™‚

Let’s meet our cast of characters!

First up Ariel (The Little Mermaid) by me and Belle(Beauty &The Beast) by Emily Nicole.

Jasmine(Aladdin)Allegra Liana& Esmeralda(Hunchback of Notre Dame) Ashley Belladonna

Giselle (Enchanted) Fae Chelle and The Mad Hatter (Alice In Wonderland) Nathan Hudson

Alice (In Wonderland) Ariel Victoria and Captain Hook (Peter Pan) Laurin Nichole Konopka

Ursula(The Little Mermaid) Krista Ridge Smith and Elf Heather Killmeyer

And a genderbend Winry Β (Full Metal Alchemist) Matthew Pennick


Everyone showed up and rocked it! I am always so proud of this great,no drama group of beautiful people that I blessed to network with! I have no job as an organizer here…you all are the heart and soul of this operation. You make it all look flawless and amazing.

Marie Otero got this no setup outside group shot completely on the fly as she was leaving. I hate that not all our characters made it into the shot but boy do I squeeee every time I see it.

And Oh I do love Disney characters……..

β€œIn a vast space left free between the crowd and the fire, a young girl was dancing.
Whether this young girl was a human being, a fairy, or an angel, is what Gringoire, sceptical philosopher and ironical poet that he was, could not decide at the first moment, so fascinated was he by this dazzling vision….”

~Victor Hugo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame


Giselle: Why are you staring at me?
Robert: I don’t know. It’s just that… it’s like you escaped from a Hallmark card or something.
Giselle: Is that a bad thing?




“I wanna be where the people are…I wanna see, wanna see them dancing’
Walking around on those – what do you call ’em?
Oh – feet!”

~The Little Mermaid


Aladdin: Princess Jasmine, you’re very…
Genie: Wonderful! Magnificent! Glorious! Punctual!
Aladdin: Punctual!
Princess Jasmine: Punctual?
Genie: Sorry.
Aladdin: Uh, beautiful!
Genie: Nice recovery.



“Look, there she goes, that girl is so peculiar,I wonder if she’s feeling well
With a dreamy, far-off lookΒ Β and her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle..”

~Beauty And The Beast


β€œMad Matter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
― Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland


I’m actually smiling as I upload these wonderful photos into this “I’m still learning” blog of mine. I really do know some talented,creative people. It is an honor to pull you all together and shot fun stuff πŸ™‚ My many many thanks for being a part of this.

Giselle reads up on romance πŸ™‚

It’s so much fun to see what different photographer/model pairings will bring. Everyone plays off everyone else’s energy Β a little differently. All photographer’s included are chosen based on their unique styles and or abilities. I love what they bring into the shoots. You all never ever let me down!


We shot mainly inside The Great Hall of Castle McCulloch and a little outside near the fountain for this shoot. It was pretty chilly. These behind the scene shots from Elizabeth Dunlap are some of my favorites! I love how much you get to see of everyone working together and just having fun!

Belle helps Giselle get the best possible lighting πŸ™‚
You really can’t go wrong with ducks,water,a fun photographer and The Dread Pirate Roberts around!
This is a shot of James Polk’s booty πŸ™‚

We also broke character for a while and played in some different costumes.

C Perry Studios and me and Nathan on the other side of the fountain. I love this shot so much. It’s like beautiful Fall.

Me and Emily got silly in some windows πŸ™‚

Laurin and Joe of Dragon’s Lair Photography took advantage of many parts of the castle grounds! Such beautiful captures!

We had a magical day running around the castle,shooting,eating cupcakes…adventuring and making friends. Again,huge thanks to every single person involved. You are so very important to me! Let’s do it again soon!

Hope you had a great trip down the rabbit hole! See you on our next adventure!!







*Art curation services specialist *Designer/creator of all sorts of gadgets *Steampunk/ Mori Girl designer *Fire performer *Mother of three cats and one pretty fish *Traveler of the world! *Costumer/Cosplayer * Makeup Lover!

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