2019: A Magical Year!

2019 has been a wonderful, magical year for me!  It was a year filled with lots of fun, laughter and most importantly, LOVE!  2019 was the year I fell head over heels in love with my incredible partner, Flare, and we began our adventures together!

In 2019 I performed at the Toronto Burlesque Festival, in two PeepshowTO productions, twice at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, in a Sailor Moon themed show by Dead Moon Circus, in Lee Vanity Productions‘ Lizzo Burlesque Tribute, at Sinful Sundays, once again with Amplify Apparel, at Nuit North in Hunstville, at Burlesque Wednesdays at the Bourbon Room in Ottawa, at a showcase in Waterloo, and of course, at my favourite place, Yeti Con!  Besides travelling across Ontario, I also visited New York with my sweetie and went to Las Vegas to attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!

I worked hard this year at setting up the Dolly Shots Photography studio, but due to circumstances beyond my control I wasn’t able to open my new business or studio fully.  (Goals for next year!)  I did, however, have a plethora of wonderful shoots and had the chance to photograph some of my favourite performers!  I witnessed two more amazing friends tie the knot with each other in a beautiful Jewish ceremony followed by a dance party complete with Drag Queens and the Time Warp!  I also welcomed two new family members this year, the sweet and rotten kittens; Luna and Artemis!

This year was a trip, this whole decade was a trip!  It’s been fun to look back on all the good times (and bad) and reminding myself how far I’ve come!  Look out 2020, I’m coming for you!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Teri G
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Flare and I at our first Pride together
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Performing at PeepshowTO’s Marvel Show with Betty Quirk, Coco Framboise, Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Sevvy Skellington and Tits Ahoy
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Photo by Lunar Replicant
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Performing a tribute to Anna Karina at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal’s viewing of Vivre Sa Vie
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Pinup Photo Safari in Las Vegas
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Toronto representing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender
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Photo by Photolena
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In Las Vegas with Betty Quirk and Zilly Lilly
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Photo by Taeden Hall for Gloomth 
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Bri and I watching Drag Kings at Pride
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Muskoka Pride after Nuit North with Flare, Brad Puddin, Bon Bon Bombay, Black Swan and Bianca Boom Boom
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Luna and Artemis
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Performing at the Toronto Burlesque Festival with Sevvy Skellington, Zilly Lilly, Betty Quirk and Charlie Quinn
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Performing at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal with Betty Quirk
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Performing with Amplify Apparel
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In Coney Island NY with Flare
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Go-Go Dancing as an Ewok at the PeepshowTO Takeover of Sinful Sundays
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Performing at Rhapsody Blue’s show in Ottawa with Flare
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Performing with PeepshowTO at Yeti Con
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Kicking back at Yeti Con with Charlie Quinn and Natasha
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Emma Frost at Yeti Con
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At the beach with my baby
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Photo by Teri G Modelling with Nymph Suicide
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Curtain Call at the Pop Night for the Toronto Burlesque Festival
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At the Big Apple with Flare
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Photo by Lunar Replicant Modelling with Natasha
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Charlie Quinn and I in Waterloo being Gremlins
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Performing with Charlie Quinn at PeepshowTO’s Trick or Tease Production
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The cast of Drag King Decades, produced by Flare
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Celebrating Betty Quirk’s Birthday on a Party Bus
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My Sweetheart
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Photo by Teri G

 

Pinup Photo Safari

This year I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas!  One of the excursions that I participated in was the Photo Safari in which models and photographers are bused around Vegas to shoot in fabulous locations.  I had a blast at the Safari and was lucky enough to get some wonderful photos from the experience.  Here are a few of my favourites!

Enjoy!

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Photo by Photolena
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Modelling with Vector Parallax. Photo by Rey Antonio
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Photo by Maurice Cavada
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Modelling with Mecav Kotobuki and Uno.  Photo by Rey Antonio
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Modelling with Zyra Lee Vanity.  Photo by Rob Raymond
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Photo by Edward Drago
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Modelling with Vector Parallax.  Photo by Edward Drago
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Modelling with Mecav Kotobuki and Uno.  Photo by Lyle Mariam
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Photo by Jeremy Meyer
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Photo by Charles Scott
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Modelling with Vector Parallax.  Photo by Rob Raymond
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Photo by Photolena

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2019

Viva Las Vegas!!

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending my very first Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!  For those who don’t know, BHOF is a weekend long convention celebrating everything Burlesque including the Tournament of Tease, a competition to crown that year’s burlesque royalty, and events that raise funds to support the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum and our Burlesque Legends.

The weekend was packed full of events and I enjoyed many of them with my glamourous squad of Burly-Q Babes; Zyra Lee Vanity, Betty Quirk and Zilly Lilly! From the Photo Safari to the Sunday Pool Party to visiting the Burlesque Museum, the good times kept rolling and there was never a dull moment!

One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to see one of my dearest friends, Zilly Lilly, take the stage for the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase on Thursday Night to perform her legendary Beauty & The Beast Nerdlesque number.  She certainly made our Canadian crew proud as she danced her way through a Disney Princess rendition of NIN’s Closer in front of a massive audience of her peers!

This weekend was truly inspirational to me.  Seeing the Burlesque Legends, hearing their stories and learning about the history of the art form gave me a deeper respect for what we do.  Being surrounded by the queerest, most passionate and innovative performers of our time was nothing short of breathtaking.  I am coming off of this weekend with such a love and respect for this community and a sense of belonging in this crazy group of performing weirdos!

I hope you enjoy some fun photos from our crazy Vegas weekend!


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Two Fat Girls

I’m thrilled to share another fabulous photoset from my shoot with Lunar Replicant and the lovely Natasha!  Enjoy!

Photos by Lunar Replicant 

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Bubblegum Birthday Bath Time!

Happy Birthday to me!!

I turn 29 this week and am so excited to celebrate with these gorgeous photos from the incredibly talented Teri G!! I had the pleasure of working with Teri recently at the Templar Hotel in Toronto and we had such a blast playing in this big bathtub.

Enjoy!

Photos by Images by Teri G

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Lady in Red Lace pt 3

Happy Valentine’s Week!!

Full disclosure, I am single.  For over a year now I have put my love life on the back burner for a number of reasons.  That said, I have no shortage of love in my life and this week, as we celebrate the holiday of love, I want to remind everyone that romantic love is only one slice of the big love pie!  I have been lucky enough to find love in so many other places, from my family, who do and have done so much for me, to my incredible, close-knit group of friends who are always there to lift up, comfort and support each other.  Thank you to those truly important people in my life!  This Valentine’s day it is you who I keep in my heart and send copious amounts of love to!

I hope you enjoy the final photoset from my Lady in Red Lace series, shot by the wonderful Lunar Replicant.  Enjoy!

Lingerie set from Bettie Page Lingerie at Gigi’s House of Frills
Necklace from Rosita Bonita
Kimono by Dolly Monroe
Photos by Lunar Replicant 

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Lady in Red Lace pt 2

The lady in red lace is back again with some more sultry images from Lunar Replicant!

These photos were taken at the truly gorgeous studio run by Provocateur Images.  They provided so many incredible sets and furniture pieces for our use and it really elevated the images and the experience for us!

I hope you enjoy part two of Lady in Red Lace!

Lingerie set from Bettie Page Lingerie at Gigi’s House of Frills
Necklace from Rosita Bonita
Kimono by Dolly Monroe
Photos by Lunar Replicant 

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