When a shoot turns out just as you envisioned it, it is such a great feeling. An ambitious undertaking in the middle of the Scottish highlands, but who better to create and explore with than Nat from Heavenly Blooms. Scotland holds a special place in our hearts, having both spent some of our younger years here. It was here as an exchange student I found my love for travel and the more rugged, mountainous parts of the world. The landscapes that reminded me of the settings in books I read as a child.
Nat has a true sense of place in her floral creations, they seem to blend and yet contrast with the surroundings as though they have been freshly plucked from nearby, drawing inspiration by the wild flowers she encountered on her walks in Scotland. Our connection to nature and the wild parts of the world is fully explored in this shoot.
We had hoped for some dreary weather to add to the overall feel of the ethereal and moody shoot, which was delivered on cue. The dress, Astraea by ‘Ritual byBrooke Tyson’, could not have been more perfect for our vision, adding movement, a timeless quality and a bit of sparkle to the landscape. Ana our model was beautifully raw and edgy, at home in her wild country. Overall the shoot is a celebration of a new chapter in both myself and Nat’s work and life, by revisiting our past and exploring our aesthetics in the new yet familiar highlands. Here’s to more adventures in this magical part of the world.
Dress Brooke Tyson ritual
Model @anaborland From Model Team Scotland