Malorie’s Adventures Promotional Photo Set

It’s been a fun and exciting experience setting up Malorie’s Adventures for everyone; therefore, I thought I’d do something fun for you. Re-launching this blog, mixed with a new secret pilot I’m working on, meant that it was time to do an adventure photoshoot! This photo set by Dan Peterson was the perfect tool to really take both Malorie’s Adventure’s and my new pilot’s marketing to the next level. Which photo is your favorite?


It was pointed out to me as I began development on Weird World Adventures that I was becoming a sort of real-life Laura Croft, so to speak. I was re-branding my image to action and adventures, and, well, I did visit the actual filming location for the Tomb Raider Movie (Ta Prohm) while I was on an archaeological dig. So, I felt these photos should represent the new, cool me while still having that old-fashioned glow that Dan Peterson is known for.

It was also quite a liberating experience, as this was the first time I had modeled for photos in the several years prior to this shoot. I found it unbelievably easy to get back into the swing of things. I guess modeling is a skill you never really forget. I mean, how many of us can instantly jump into a serious pose the second you hear, “Smile with your eyes!” I always laughed when I heard that said, but it clearly stuck with me.


And, as for the photos, I wanted these photos to have an old adventure feel to them mixed with the vibe from those intense paranormal show marketing photos. They were shot in studio with backdrops that my photographer had printed. They’re supposed to feel dramatic and moody while also being well-lit and fun. I mean, check out this photo below. How can it not remind you of the promo sets from The Ghost Hunters?

And since I’ve been exploring many abandoned buildings for my adventure travels and hikes, I had to include the abandoned-building themed backdrop here. All in all, this shoot was a lot of fun. I feel it truly exemplified me and the new work I’m trying to create.


Don’t forget to check out Dan Peterson’s other work here! And you can follow my newest photoshoots here on Malorie’s Adventures!

Malorie Mackey

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer based out of Los Angeles, California. Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book. Stay tuned as Malorie travels the world bringing its beauty and wonder to you.

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