The idea behind the shoot was that of a Viking queen whose beloved went hunting - bringing her back a bleeding heart to nourish her and their child. This was a really fun day of work with two totally contrasting looks to play with. I added extensions to Alessia's hair to give it some extra length and volume before braiding it and applying a simple beauty makeup. Linus's amazing long blonde hair was also braided and then I set about dirtying him down using powders, greasepaint and smatterings of blood and bruising including congealed scratch down his cheek - a result of the ''hunt''.
A big thank you to everyone involved: Donatella for organizing the shoot and for her beautiful photography, Louise for helping with dressing and styling, Linus and Alessia for their modeling and patience, Chris for his assistance and behind the scenes photos, The Silver Lining for helping out with clothing and accessories and of course to Maria for keeping us fed and energized with her amazing catering!