From Fawn to Stag.
From something vulnerable & delicate can grow something bold, powerful and regal; this is the essence that Monika and I wanted to encapsulate in this photo shoot.
I was thrilled to work with Monika again as we’re both massive believers in showing what strong, independent business women can achieve when working together so I knew we were in for a super creative & demanding shoot!
We got together with mood boards and styling ideas and decided to go with a few looks to try out how well our model Gaia could convey the various attitudes we wanted to explore within the same location.
I found the antlers at an amazing local vintage shop called Hill & Home in Cheltenham and was assured that they had been humanely sourced. So, once in hand, the first challenge was finding a way of securing the antlers to our model’s head. Not as easy as it sounds – They’re really quite heavy and ideas of using headbands and corby grips quickly went out the window! So, I enlisted the help of local merchant yard Bence and one of their extremely kind staff (quite bemused by my request) helped me to fashion a metal headband that the antlers could be secured to.
Through both the outfits featured, our model Gaia flits between the idea of a coy yet elegant Fawn and the commanding, magisterial Stag.
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Photography: Stefanie Calleja-Gera
Hair & Make-up Styling: Monika Vrublova
Model: Gaia Abigail Maggio
Clothing: Emerald Green dress – Cupid Couture
Jacket, top & skirt – Photographer’s own
Antlers: Hill & Home Antique Shop
Headband Materials & Creation: Bence Builders Merchants