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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Photo by Lunar Replicant
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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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Photo by Barefaced Creative
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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

 

Aviva the Mirage

The enchanting Aviva the Mirage appeared at the Dolly Shots studio this week to shoot some sultry, pinup photos!  This glamourous, rock n roll burlesquer is a member of Toronto’s Skin Tight Outta Sight!  You can catch Aviva on Wednesday evenings at the Bovine for Pussy Whipped Wednesdays!

Lingerie from Bettie Page Lingerie
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Bath Time with Nymph

Rub-a-dub-dub, two babes in a tub!

I have a special treat for you this week; some scandalous photos of the beautiful Nymph Suicide and myself shot by our good friend Teri G!  Enjoy!

Photos by Images by Teri G

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Tea Time with Gloomth

It’s time to spill the tea with one of my favourite clothing brands; Gloomth & the Cult of the Melancholy!

I am thrilled to share another beautiful photoset from Gloomth, this time to showcase their Tassology dress and leggings.

Enjoy!

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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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2018: A Year of Changes

2018 has been a transitional year.  It has been the uncomfortable growing stage in between leaving a past self behind and becoming a new creature.  It has been hard and it has been a journey but ultimately it has been worth it.

In 2018 I performed at the Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, the ROM with Amplify Apparel, all three PeepshowTO productions, twice at Speakeasy at Revival, the Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, Toronto Pride and my favourite place; Yeti Con! I even go-go danced in the elevator at the Toronto Reference Library for the Snailoween Party!  I travelled to New York and barely made it to Montreal, where I was sadly too ill to perform at the Bagel Burlesque Festival.

The biggest change in my life this year was leaving my soul-sucking, 9-5 office job for a more creative career path.  I have had some of my best photoshoots, both in front of and behind the camera and worked with a whole plethora of new and wonderful people!  I made a fabulous new costume for one of my favourite performers, Laura Desiree.  I celebrated the marriage of two of my dearest friends.  I got a new, badass tattoo of my idol Tura Satana from my girl Suspiria!  And to top off the whole year I move back into my apartment after nearly a year of extensive renovations!

I am now in the process of setting up Dolly Shots Studio for 2019 and I am so excited to share it with you!  Stay tuned next year for lots more fabulous-ity and beauty!

Happy New Year!!

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Photo by Jonathan Choi, Direction by Katherine Bermudo
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My third time seeing Hamilton in NYC for my Birthday with Sevvy and Betty
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Chilling with my bae Leeland backstage at Sinful Sundays
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Meeting the incredible Miz Cracker in NYC was a dream!  As was watching Betty lipsync for her life with Cracker cheering her on!
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Lord of the G-Strings was such a fun show!
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Galadriel at Lord of the G-Strings will forever be one of my favourite performances
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Performing at Fierce with these fierce ladies!  Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Coco Frambois, and Betty Quirk
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The Amplify Apparel team at the ROM
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Emma Frost photo by Tyrone Islington
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The PeepshowTO crew at Yeti Con
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Photo by Stacey Naglie
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We rocked the house with our nerdy performances at Yeti Con!
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Photo by Teri G
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Backup dancing for my bb Leeland at Pride with all these hotties!
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My second Ru-Girl meeting of the year was with the stunning Aja at Pride!
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I always love being the PeepshowTO Poster Girl!  Here I am rocking the Barbarella look, shot by Paul Hillier.
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The PeepshowTO Space show was a blast!
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Photo by Rebecca Northcott
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In the middle of this man-sandwich at the Toronto Burlesque Festival.  I love Tucker and Newfoundlad!!
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Showing off our pantsuits by Betty Quirk at the Toronto Burlesque Festival!
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Taste of the Danforth is always part of my summer.  Here I am with my sister Bri!
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Photo by Paul Hillier
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A Cool Rider and a Cool Teacher backstage at Speakeasy at Revival with Charlie Quinn!
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My second performance with Amplify Apparel for a private event
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Go-Go dancing as Alice at PeepshowTO was so much fun!
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Round one of my tattoo with Suspiria (stay tuned for the finished tat)
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Shooting the poster for Snailoween was also such an incredible experience, and the final result was amazing!!
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The Snailoween party with my gals!
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I love me some man-sandwiches ok… Comikonrad and The Last Son are such hunks!
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Go-Go dancing in the Reference Library Elevator at Snailoween
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Photo by Stacey Naglie

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Behind the Scenes with Lunar Replicant
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Being glam at Amie and Zach’s wedding with Leeland
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Photo by Taeden Hall for Gloomth

Nymph Suicide: Stage Door Doll

Way back in August I had the absolute pleasure of working with the incredible beauty that is Nymph Suicide! We found the perfect spot behind Massey Hall in Toronto for this fun little pinup shoot.

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography, with assistance by Leelando

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