Becki Turner is a lovely young woman. We've worked with her as a cosplayer, we've hung out with her and shot with her at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, we did a fantastic portrait session with her in Crystal City, and now we've included her in our Wonder Women series. She's a DC performer, through and through. Actress and cosplayer, with a dance background, and a knack for finding poses.
We had a fantastic alignment of the universe with this shoot, not only did we get our schedules to sync up, but Becki has an amazing turquoise dress that flowed magically, and the weather could not have been nicer. We had beautiful sun with a few clouds, a strong breeze and perfect temperatures. The ambiance of Crystal City was once again our backdrop, and Becki gave us her best Warrior Princess vibe.
Her sword for this series is a World War II America Dress Saber, with sheath, it's one of the few antique blades in our collection, and was a gift to me when I was 15 from a family friend. Took me months to restore it back to it's current shine.
While editing these images, I do believe I was inspired upon what will be our mission statement for this project.
With a tip of the hat and a nod to George R.R. Martin....
"There is a warrior in the heart of every woman, and she rises when you put a sword in her hand."
Thanks to Becki for being such an inspiration. She's everything we're looking for in this series. Stay tuned, we've got a lot more images and a lot more shoots in mind.
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