Gothic Queen Photo Shoot

Goth Model from Hamburg Germany

Disclaimer: ADVERTISEMENT / WERBUNG. As I live in Germany I now have to label my posts as advertisement whenever I tag other people or tell you about the people or brands I work with. And I have to do that in the beginning of my posts so everyone can see that I am an evil, advertising person. I am not a classical blogger though and am not making any money with this blog. I never got paid for blog entries and all the things I wrote about are my own thoughts. What I share here are photos from shoots that I did or events that I visited. Sometimes I got booked for shoots and invited to events, in other situations I paid for everything myself, made the costumes or it is just a free project. In any case, I consider the blog posts here more as some kind of diary and this whole thing is more a website about my work as well as a place where I tell you about my experiences, but it never was a place for real advertisement. As you may have noticed, it has been a long time since I last posted here and it may take me some time to go through all the posts and label everything the way the amazing and incredibly confusing german law situation wants us "bloggers" to do it. Another thing that you may have noticed is that I did wrote this blog in both english and german but finally decided to go on in english only. If I ever post something again (actually I would love to, I just don't have any time for it so far) I will go on in english. The german law situation says we should label it in both english and the own language but I find it a bit ridiculous to label english blog posts in german so I will only use english labels for english texts here and on all my social media. I hope everyone agrees ;)
So about the following blog post: This blog post contians advertisement, as I am talking about the amazing designers I worked with. To be 100% transparent with you guys: The lenses and jewellery are my own, I have been working with both brands for years and recieve items in return for catalogue shoots. The rest was borrowed for the shoot. This post also includes advertisement for my own calendar, because please people, buy my stuff and give me all your money. :P Elisanth is my house elf and has to work and assist me with shoots without getting paid.

A few months ago I had a photo shoot in a style that I haven't done for far too long: The classic gothic queen look! I realized that I really missed doing shoots like this and really have to do them more often again. So I am very excited to show you the entire set today!

My Goth Queen wardrobe details:

Corsets: Damaris Luhn
Headdresses: MyWitchery
Lenses: Samhain Contact Lenses
Jewellery: Alchemy Gothic
Fake fur bolero: Artifice Clothing
Photography: done by me, aka Silver Pearl Photography
Assistance: Elisanth

About the shoot & the designers

When my friend Elisanth from Moldova visited in Kiel a few months ago we shot a whole lot of different sets. One set that we shot together was featured in my previous post - check it out *here* if you missed it!
One of my personal highlights from that week was wearing Damaris Luhns corsets. Actually, I have known Damaris for many years already, we met at WGT some years ago and I followed her work from the very beginning. If you are a fan of corsets I highly recommend to check out her page! As she has been working with Royal Black Couture for a while her corsets do not only have a super high quality and are very comfortable, but also I am really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
The headdresses were made by my friend Katrine Lanfire, who is one of the magical witches behind MyWitchery. I am already looking forward to doing more together in future!
My lenses are custom made and hand painted by Samhain Contact lenses, inspired by Maleficent. I am always amazed how realistic their lenses look and this is by far my favourite style.
And my jewellery - you probably know Alchemy Gothic from tons of my photos, as they clearly are my favourite jewellery brand.

2018 calendar

This year I shot a lot but was a bit slow with editing, so even though I already shot these photos in may I only got to edit them in September. My move to Hamburg took away way more of my time than I thought! But the good part about this is that I edited these photos right in time for my 2018 calendar. Two of these photos are featured inside, so please check it out and grab a signed copy *here*

And now enough talking - enjoy the photos!

Get my new calendar now on

Photo Shoot with Elisanth for Lyris Design

Purple and Black Gothic Corset Couture Alternative Fashion

Disclaimer: This post may contain advertisement. I did not get paid or commissioned to write this, but as I am talking about the people I worked with and tagged their pages it may have an unintended advertising effect. And I still can't get about the amazing new lawsituation in Germany that now forces us to not only put this in the beginning of each new post but also to label every single old one... #thanksfornothing

Hi everyone!
Many of you have probably seen that my friend Elisanth visited me in Kiel before I moved, and she already visited me in Hamburg after I moved here. Actually I wanted to post this blog entry quite some time ago but I am way too slow with posting things here! So, finally here comes the blog entry about our shoot, aka love confession to this amazing model!

For the past four years we spent hours and hours chatting via Facebook. Some years ago we both were featured in the same magazine and got in touch because we loved each others photos - and in all this time we never managed to meet. But this year we finally did! I must admit, I really was a bit scared that we could not get along and that this virtual friendship might be over after this, but luckily that was not the case.
If I should discribe her to you I would say she is just like me, just in russian. It is really crazy how much we are alike, I guess this is what you call a soulmate. And as I don't want this to sound like a creepy loveletter, here is a special message to Elisanth: Priviet Mumbra! Ponos! Semichki! Shalava! Pizdijetz! Piderr! Dobojob! Rischaja! Huevo!

So! Now back to the title: photo shoots! We spent several days shooting amazing outfits, mostly I took photos of her and we also shot three sets together. One of them was with the wonderful outfits that we both have from Lyris Design.
I think it was two years ago that Carly, the lovely lady behind Lyris Design, messaged us and made each of us a custom outfit for photo shoots. Without knowing that the other one was also in touch we both picked something purple! Ever since then we knew: if we ever meet, we have to do a shoot together. In these outfits.
So now it finally happened and I can't tell you how excited I am to show them to you now! Well, you might already know them from facebook or instagram but now I finally want to share the entire set. I hope you like them :) And if you do, go and check out Lyris Designs page on Facebook or follow her on instagram. This is not a paid post and this whole shoot was a surprise for her - Carly is so talented and her creations are incredible!

Photos by me aka Silver Pearl Photography - check out my Facebook page if you don't know my work yet!

Models: Elisanth and me, each of us did their own Make-up
Both wigs are from Black Candy Fashion 
The background in these photos is a free stock photo from Collect and Create on deviantArt :)

"Hallo du alte Spinatwachtel!"

How did you like our series?
Would you like to see us shooting together more often?
Please let me know in the comments!

2018 Calendar "Dark Fairytales" By La Esmeralda / Silver Pearl Photography

Disclaimer: As the title already says, this post contains ADVERTISEMENT for my new calendar. Thanks for nothing, stupid german law situation that nobody really understands and that forces you to write this whenever a post *MAY* contain any form of advantage or advertisement for anyone. In this case, even for myself :D

Hi everyone!

I am super excited to tell you that my brand new 2018 calendar is up for preorder in my shop!
In the past months I spent a lot of time on some new photo shoots - half of the photos that are featured here are shot especially for the calendar, the other half is a mix of photos from the past months that were very popular on my social media channels. I hope that there will be a bit for everyone and that you will love it just as much as the last two calendars that I released!

Get your signed copy *here in my store* - and it will not only come with some little extras on top, I will also personalize it for you, if you want me to!

2018 Calendar facts:

  •  A3 format
  • 13 photos, 7 of them brand new and shot especially for the calendar
  • 250g silky paper
  • high quality print in bright colours 
  • spiral binding
  • comes in a hard cardboard envelope
  • extra plasic bag for extra protection during shipping
  • the photos can be cut out and used as prints afterwards
  • every calendar comes with a signed card, flyers & stickers!
  • All photos photographed by me, aka Silver Pearl Photography

Here are some previews of the layout - this is what june and october will look like:

 More previews!

Also, I have a few last copies from 2017 and even from 2016 left in stock so if you did not get that one yet you can get a collectors set with two calendars of your choice! Check out to get my calendars, prints & signed cards!

Thanks to everyone who helped me create this calendar: Lyris Design, Alice Corsets, Grimilde Malatesta: arts and wonders, Damaris Luhn, Avalon Saez, CYBERESQUE, AppleBite jewelry, Alchemy Gothic, LoveCrystalized, The Gothic Shop, Elegant Curiosities, MyWitchery and Samhain Contact Lenses as well as to my great assistants Aurelia Isabella and Elisanth