“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” - Frida Kahlo: An Inspired Shoot

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Emily still remember’s when she first met Giselle, the glorious human who graces this blog. The first time I met Giselle I was instantly in love, not only is she incredibly kind and warm but she is honestly one of those women who just exudes beauty in all its forms. I knew at some point we were going to have to get that lovely in the studio to do a session. Low and behold we did get her in the studio!!! And it was one of the most magical days. When I was thinking about the creative concept for the shoot I was really drawn to Frida Kahlo and wanted to base a concept shoot that revolved around her. Giselle is a first generation American and holds on to her Mexican culture and who better to represent Frida. Even better when I chatted with Giselle about my ideas and to make sure she was comfortable with the concept, she told me she has always been a huge fan of Frida, her art, her story and her style. It really was meant to be. Giselle embodied Frida in such a powerful way that entire day.

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If you didn’t know, Frida’s work is based primarily on self portraits and flowers. In fact she once said, “I paint flowers so they will not die.” We talked to our main ladies at Saffron and Grey to get set up with florals because what better way to pay homage?! They made the most luscious greenery crown and provided a huge bucket of flowers and greenery to create the perfect set up.

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Prior to Giselle arriving, we had selected pieces from the studio closet and some from our own personal closets (the red dress belongs to Miss Emily) that we knew we wanted her to try on. We had a very specific vibe we were going for and our unicorn delivered. From warm tones to a stark white jumpsuit from No Bra Club, we were ready to go!

Giselle flowed easily through the session and had all three of us stunned in the best way possible. We were all extremely taken with her and I think we can all agree that she is a damn magical creature. She is everything Emily said and more and we straight up adore her.

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