Tuesday, 19 November 2013

[Self Portraits] Black Widow

A little light experimentation... a little Matadors playing... a little leftover pin curl set... and we get a self portrait set! <3

Inspired by The Matadors - Black Widow... and a little bit of Lauren Bacall

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

[Modcloth] 48h Flash Sale!

Affiliate partner ModCloth (yeah, that adorable online boutique I'm constantly window shopping on) is having a flash sale for 20% all party dresses! (US orders over $50 also get free shipping!)

How fab! If your'e shopping early for the perfect party dress for the upcoming holiday season, how perfect!

Here are a few of my choices!

Have fun xo Courtney

Sunday, 3 November 2013

I Think I Married a Witch!

Two weeks ago Franny and I were quite the busy bees, with shoots and her burlesque all coming up, we had an enormous workload. We got out the strobes (courtesy of the amazing Derek Cutting!) and set up at her house to shoot some spooky, cheesecake delights. That day we shot three separate sets, although I can only share the one for now since the other two are super important and must remain top [cough] secret [magazine submissions] for now [cough].

Started the day off with some prop shopping, bread and cheese consuming, we then got to doing what we do best:

[Guest appearance by Kow LeClair]

Franny and I are both admirers of 60s pop culture of course, but more specifically the trend that came along with shows like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, the cheeky supernatural-comedy spin-offs. I think it's hard to miss the influences here.

Model/H/MUA/Wardrobe // FrannyPanties
Photos/Direction/Post-processing // Courtney Reader 2013


xo Courtney

Friday, 1 November 2013

Franny Panties' Burlesque Debut

If you didn't already know, last Sunday was Franny Panties' (Frances, of course) debut burlesque performance at Wasted Space's one year anniversary party! I'm so so proud of her and her amazing performance. She put on a creative and exciting show and was very well received. I got the lucky chance of taking some shots and I'm super hyped to share them. Stick around and I'll even be able to share the video format of her show with you guys!


The set featured the instrumentals to the Disney classic short Silly Symphonies Skeleton Dance and Franny's own hand-beaded pearl rib-cage. A darling set if I do say so, and she most certainly charmed the audience. There were 4 other performers that night and when I'm through all the post-processing and such I'll update this post!