KDR Photo Shoot
My doves, I firmly believe that everyone needs to experience a tiara at least once.  The Grand Arbiter and I were so fortunate to have these on loan from a particularly kind and generous fairy godmother, one quite keen on sweet potatoes and the finer things of Acadiana. That she lent us her spare scepters as well? Ah! It seemed like kismet!

The very special jewelry we were sporting for these photos came to us as a gift from the lovely Rebecca Rowen who created the pieces especially to go with the Emerald City ensembles. (A few of you might know her as the mastermind behind Costume Con.)

Should you be interested in arranging photos with dear Kaiti you may find here on Facebook.


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