I've worked with the lovely Jeanette a number of times now - she started out as a client and quickly became my friend and model (some might say muse given how many times we have now worked together - she graces the top of this blog!). I emailed to see if she'd be interested and she seemed as excited about it as Sarah and I were!
Next we needed a theme...there were so many back and forths between myself and Sarah that I'm not sure who first came across a shot with a headdress; regardless we were both convinced that it would be awesome and we set out to design the rest of the shoot around a headdress. Sarah went in search and found an extraordinary headdress for us...man, you have to see this thing in person!
During our planning, and mere weeks before our mid-March shoot; Sarah visited a friend and they painted together. She posted a shot of her canvas on Facebook and I asked her to bring it over so that I could shoot it; thinking the texture and colours would be beautiful with our Warrior! I haven't done much in the way of composites but I love the capabilities of Photoshop and, as this was intended to be a truly creative pursuit, I thought it would be a great time to play and learn.
The below image is the result of three women who all invested time, thought, and heart into this shoot!
|© Bella Faccia/Lori Maloney|
HMUA and Background Art by Sarah Byrne
Styling by Sarah Byrne and Lori Maloney
My sincere thanks to Sarah and Jeanette for all of their efforts in making this shoot not only a success but a really fun day too! (PS we're still finding beads from the bracelet I broke while readying JB!)
Life - and creative endeavours - are beautiful!