A couple weeks ago, I met up with Air Bubbles Cosplay to shoot her Hanna, Ship's Navigator costume. The character is from Magic: The Gathering, where she's the navigator and engineer of the skyship Weatherlight. Going off the general theme of the illustration by Terese Nielsen (which you can see on the right next to our own not-exactly-recreation), I wanted to shoot somewhere with a lot of wood, and a general theme of old boats. I suggested we meet at South Lake Union Park, near the Center for Wooden Boats.
In the end, we didn't end up shooting much at the Center-- though we did do some portraits on the very end of the pier. Instead, we went to MOHAI nearby, where a century-old houseboat was open for public tours, and with permission, we were already to take some photos on the deck of this beautiful houseboat that fit almost perfectly with the general theme I'd been aiming for.
The furniture on the deck was fantastic, and there was a wheelhouse with a big wooden ship's wheel that was just what you imagine in such a setting... though I did have to photoshop out the modern marine radio suspended from the ceiling. There was also a small study with a really nice old desk, and just in general the whole look and feel of the boat was perfect. I love being able to find the perfect setting for photoshoots, and that definitely happened here.