Dove was undoubtably one of the best models I've worked with. She was open to all of my ideas, provided input in the creative process, seemed unfazed by the unfortunate weather conditions and was totally aware of every inch of her body when it came to posing.
We were both fans of Kirtsy Mitchell's photography and Dove suggested we use her as inspiration. So I did her makeup pale, with soft eyes and bold lips. I also loved the idea of covering her in autumn leaves, although everything was saturated from the pouring rain so we ended up only using a few. In the end it turned out perfect anyway.
The caterpillar eyebrows idea had randomly came to my mind a couple of weeks before this shoot so I was eager to test it out. And again my wonderful model remained totally calm as we placed the wriggling critters on her face.
Isaac did a great job as my assistant - holding the caterpillars, driving us to the location, keeping all of our gear dry, helping with lighting and keeping me on schedule!
I'm very happy with the images we created, it was hard to only choose a few for this blog post. More will be coming soon on my facebook page Maniana's Creations and at www.manianaraunigg.com.