One day my friend Sue, owner and designer of Big Bad Collars, said to me, “I want to make some Steampunk!” My response was something along the lines of, “What’s Steampunk?” :-P Once she was done with her look of shock and horror, Sue rectified my woeful lack of education with several email links and a trip to the leather store and costume shop. I learned about this very popular design style combining old Victorian elements with modern flair and a little Jules Verne thrown in. And thus was the beginning of our latest joint effort photo shoot, debuting Sue’s newest line of Steampunk collars and belts, not to mention an entire matching outfit to go with it! This woman never ceases to amaze me with what she can do with a needle and thread in such a short amount of time. Not only did she design and sew all outfits, belts, collars, and leashes in these pictures, she arranged for a hair stylist to do hair at 5 in the morning, and also did the makeup herself. Huge thanks to our model, Savannah, and her mom for putting up with the 5 AM curtain call, as well as our hair stylist, Geniel, who did an awesome job and even came with us on location to do touch-ups between takes! Also thanks to Sue’s long-suffering husband, Deuce, for accompanying us as dog handler and to run interference with some of the characters who frequent the railroad tracks at odd hours of the day (who knew photography could be a hazardous profession?).