Greek Goddess Inspired Shoot at the Priory Bay

Greek Mythology was a theme I decided to go with as It is a trend used on the catwalk this summer 2014.Lots of gold,whites and cream

APHRODITE GREEK GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY

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The Greek goddess Aphrodite was a big inspiration for this shoot. She rises from the foam of the waves of the sea, enchanting anyone who sees her and inciting feelings of love and lust wherever she goes.

So I thought no better place to have this shoot than the Priory Bay, renowned for its natural beauty on the Isle of Wight.

Inspiration Board

Here is a collection of the ideas that I pieced together, along with my finished makeup design sheet that I sketched out.

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I managed to find an amazing hair stylist Gemma Gorman who had over 15 years experience in this field and has trained with Charles Worthington. I knew instantly that she was the right stylist for the job, as soon as I briefed her, she got to work drafting out a look which would marry perfectly with the whole overall look and style I was going for. Gemma and I worked closely with the model to make sure her skin and hair was in good condition for the day of the shoot.

The makeup style I finished with consisted of a bronzed complexion, dramatic eyes and subtle lips, but incorporating the tones in the skin, the season and the style.

The photographer Simon Hawkins, captured this late afternoon when the sun was softer and more defused, to enhance and capture the warm tones in the model.

Here is the finished pictures, hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we enjoyed capturing them!

Ruth xx

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Photography - Simon Hawkins

Makeup - Ruth Hawkins

Hair - Gemma Gorman

Model - Sophie Scott