This portrait inspiration was captured on the beautiful island of Crete, on a hill that I adore! I’ve always wanted to shoot there because it’s a place where I enjoy watching the sunset and drinking red wine. The olive trees, combined with the dry landscape, create a one-of-a-kind scene. Many people say that Crete reminds them of Tuscany, and I couldn’t agree more! Olive trees, cypresses, arid landscapes, and breathtaking sunsets!
I wanted this photo session to be a single girl session so that the feeling that creates is strong. The gown is a 1970s gown that my mother wore as a second look during the reception on her wedding day. Is a peach silky gown with beautiful details. The scarf is also vintage and has the same colour scheme. The shoes and hat are brand new, but they couldn’t be a better match for the dress, as they add a modern touch to the session and keep it from looking too old fashioned. Last but not least, the fruit basket I used, which complemented a number of images. I chose this over a fancy bouquet because I wanted something unique to complement the shoot.
Photographing at that time of day couldn’t be a better way to capture some early summer light, which can make you feel more positive and thankful for everything you have!
I hope you enjoy it!