Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy 23rd Unbirthday

I say unbirthday because it took me nearly two weeks to post (Bad Serena), but house and work has been keeping me busy busy!

So I wanted to post up some highlights from my Birthday! You can view the entire album here:
^Viewing the entire album is a great way to see all the fun and crazy faces of Re in order =X

My day started off attempting to answer my 250+ Happy birthdays across a wide variety of websites (mainly Facebook). Dave had class until noon and my mom worked, so I figured I would attempt to relax a bit (although I originally had 'house work' written on my schedule book. I was quickly talked out it it.)

We went out to dinner at Applebees, starting the evening off arguing in our normal family tradition over who was going to sit where around the table.

After Dinner (thank you to my family for not telling the restaurant it was my birthday) we went back to the house for some cake and such. Now normally my family buys me an ice cream cake, but they were apparently scarce this year.... So they figured, what the heck. Anything Princess-esque would work. Well, they did well. Apparently Disney has created friends for Tinkerbell. I must attempt to find this movie although cheesy as it probably will be.

Obviously my family, Mom, Dad, Brother - and Dave were there. But my friends Joanna and Katie (and the creepy mannequin we photograph all the Scarlet Fairy stuff on) also attended my party. As Tradition we all sang the Viking Happy Birthday dirge courtesy of my medieval upbringing. (Yes the one that used to get posted on my locker at school which was confiscated by the counselors before they tried to kick me out of school... Yeah Really. That one. Gotta love growing up as a SCAdian.)

This pretty much just about sums it up. With a lot more verses that aren't really as dreary (well, maybe). Imagine a room full of really really really REALLY drunk people with less scary faces laughing and slamming their beer goblets on a table singing this while eating a feast of medieval food... I loved my childhood.

So as to continue with normal tradition, I get an enormus butcher knife (American Mcgees Alice for the win) and a spoon for my cake. The spoon to get the first bite out of the middle of my cake - and the knife to destroy my cake =D

And thus the passing out of cake begins

My brother was pretty amused by the scary amount of icing on this cake.

My parents really did go out of their way =X

And something to keep my cats from playing footsy in my drinking water while I'm working. (Weirdest cats ever.)

The Tinkerbell card started SINGING. (/immediate close and reopen cautiously)

Both my Mom and Dad's cards made me cry. Bad. My mom gave me her card earlier in the morning.
The crazy singing Fairy card brought me back to earth =X

And last but not least, a few days later at the Guild Print competition, my friend Gino gave me a balloon for my Birthday! I was so excited to see it tied to my chair!!!! I was going to tie it to my wrist but I was afraid with how much I use my hands when I talk I would slap people in the face with it. I tied it to my purse and enjoy it's company until near the end of the night when it somehow came loose and floated to the ceiling (/sadface). My guildies came to the rescue and attempted to get it down from the ceiling, but alas it will live it's life out above the chandelier (Thank you guys for trying! xoxo!)

On a final note before the commenting commences - Yes, I know. I'm like a little kid. I probably will be until forever. Live it up - have fun. Sometimes it's healthy to be a little immature =D

Friday, September 9, 2011

Halloween 2011

Well one of my absolute favorite holidays is right around the corner again.... Halloween!

To celebrate this amazing holiday where adults get an excuse to run around in sexy costumes, I wanted to throw up a one look special to photograph those amazing costumes you spend such a fortune on and only get to wear once a year! (and normally only once, period!)

Halloween Special 2011

-One Look Session (Must be with a Halloween costume)
- 1-2 hours shooting time
-Complimentary consultation session
- Coaching to teach you how to pose like a model!
- Select proofs in a private web gallery for you to view or a Complimentary proofing session to choose final images
-Access to select costuming and props including but not limited to Cat girl, Playboy Bunny ears, Dalmation ears, Nurse, Demon, Angel, Witch, Sexy Faerie, Maid, School girl, Flapper, Medieval Dresses, Magician, Belly dance, Burlesque dancer, and more assorted props and lingerie
- 3 Fully retouched 8x10(12) prints on Metallic or e-surface paper (That's one free print!)
- 3 Web photos (900px longest side) emailed to you of the prints to post on your facebook or other favorite social networking website!
-Don't want prints? I will swap out the prints for 3 additional web photos =)!

Only $159

$149/ea for groups of 3 or more (up to 5) in the same day (So grab two or more of your friends and make it a fun day out!)

Makeup is not included, but I have several Artists that I recommend!
(Plus then you have sexy makeup done to go out in the evening!)

Don't have any experience posing in front of the camera? Afraid you aren't "model material?" I hear this almost daily at my studio. My answer to this is Don't worry! I have loads of experience guiding women no matter how nervous they are into relaxed, sexy, fun poses. My goal is that we have lots of fun and have some images that you can keep forever to remember this fun time in your life! 

If you've been wondering what it's like to have a "Serena Star" experience, this is a great, inexpensive opportunity to have fun and see what it's all about!

Don't have a costume (Shame on you, tehe) It's totally ok! We have tons of pinup lingerie and cat ears, demon horns, masks, and more available for you to use! You can also check out my companies clothing store at for some cool things for halloween this year! (Coming very soon)!

This special is also good for couples, kids, and more looking for a nice halloween portrait! Have more than one costume you want photographed? Contact me for a special package ;)!

Special Ends Halloween! Don't wait, book now as spots fill up quickly!
Go to my website at and contact via my Contact Form!