Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Dottie Champagne featuring Bianca Boom Boom

Dottie Champagne and Bianca Boom Boom are ready for a slumber party in this week’s final Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Photoset!

It has been such a pleasure to share my Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photos with you over the past few months.  My beautiful Dolls were a vision in their vintage attire and I’m so thankful for having the chance to work with Dottie, Bianca, Ivory, Betty and Sevvy.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some photos I took of the lovely ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque, so stay tuned!

For now, I leave you with the divine Dottie Champagne featuring Bianca Boom Boom!  Both these babes will be back again in the fall with my next photoshoot theme Bondage Bombshells!  Keep coming back because you won’t want to miss a thing!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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A Sprinkle of Saffron St. James

This week’s Glamour Girl is the sensual Saffron St. James.

Saffron St. James is an Hourglass and a Half and can be seen performing with Ottawa’s premiere Nerdlesque troupe; Browncoats Burlesque.  She was the winner of the Ottawa Burlesque Festival’s 2014 Burlesque Idol competition in her first year of performing.  Her lively and vibrant personality comes through so much in her expressions and she was an absolute pleasure to work with on this shoot.

Makeup by Gail Roberts
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Lorelei the Burlesque Babe

First up from my new series Glamour Girls is the fierce and frisky Lorelei!

This Burlesque Babe has a real Tura Satana vibe with her raven hair, winged eyeliner and the way she combines strength and seductiveness.  You can see Lorelei embracing her inner Russ Meyer girl on July 28th at The Royal Cinema for the Ladies of Burlesque’s screening of Faster Pussycat Kill Kill featuring Lorelei as the burlesque entertainment for the evening.

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Valley of the Dolls

2015 has been a year of new ventures and creative exploration for me.  Launching Dolly Shots has been such a wonderful way for me to explore portrait photography and share my passion with the help of my beautiful friends who have modeled for me.  While I know that I still have so much to learn I am happy with the images I have been able to put out so far.  Happier still to see how much joy it brings my models when they receive their finished photos!

Recently I decided to take my creative vision to the next level and organize a photoshoot with a specific theme that has always captivated me.  I gathered some gorgeous gals who also wanted to explore this theme and over the next few months you will see the fruits of this labour.

Bringing together a 1960s aesthetic, Russ Meyer influence and playful whimsy with a splash of vodka, I would like to present my Valley of the Dolly Shots Gals.  Stay tuned in 2016 for more photos of these buxom bombshells…

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts

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Inspiration: Tess Munster

How can a plus size pinup like myself not be absolutely inspired by the beauty that is Tess Munster?  She is smart, strong, confident and of course radiantly gorgeous.  I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her blog My Plus Size Life but as soon as I did I fell in love with this inspirational woman and have been following her on social media ever since.  As her blog will tell you, Tess is an L.A. based Plus Size Model, Make Up Artist, Blogger, and founder of the #effyourbeautystandards body positive movement.  And this fashionista was recently named one of the world’s top plus size models by Refinery 29, Huff Post, & Vogue Italia.  Not only is Tess endlessly stylish, showing off an array of  looks in her makeup and fashion, she also preaches self-love, self-respect and self-confidence.   A girl after my own heart!

Tess on the cover of Atomic Bombshells. Love her pose here and the radiant colours of this shot.

Absolutely adore those heart shaped glasses!

Looking foxy in a leopard print bikini!

You can see her amazing skills as a MUA. She totally has the Marilyn Monroe look down.

This photoset shot by Chelzea blows my mind. It was hard to pick just one to post, so I’m adding another!

A woman who embraces the beauty of her own shape.

Tumblr: www.tessmunster.tumblr.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TessMunster

Blog: www.theplussizelife.blogspot.ca