I so loved stepping way outside of the box for this shoot and experimenting with something totally new to me.  I’m so glad I had such a phenomenal model as Sommer who was willing to go along with my crazy idea and didn’t even hesitate when I said I was going to paint her in clay. I love how her stunning blue eyes and beautiful skin complement and contrast with the clay. The subtle and natural makeup expertly done by Beckie Covarrubias is the cherry on top of this awesome look. I wanted this shoot to have a sort of statuesque dancer feel. The way the clay cracked as Sommer moved also reminded me of the cracked earth of our drought torn home.  Hope you enjoy the shoot as much as I enjoyed creating it.