the feeling of fragrance | grass

It's time for the next edition of my The Feeling of Fragrance series, where I show you the final image that was included in my collection, then share some of the other options and talk about the stories behind the images. Today I'm sharing more shots from my "Grass" portrait. Here is the image from the show:

Grass is such a quintessential scent of summer. It reminds me of picnics, garden parties and just feeling really relaxed and free. I asked my cousin Tara to pose for this portrait, as we share many great memories of walking around the lush terrain of our relatives' property at family get-togethers. Tara has modelled for me many times before, most recently during this shoot in 2013, and I lover her vibe in photos. She's a talented artist who's studied animation and illustration and is now learning the art of tattooing. She recently did an illustration project for my business that I can't wait to share with you shortly.

When it came to styling this portrait, I kept things quite simple. I left her hair natural, as she'd styled it that day, and just added a flush of pink to her lips and cheeks overtop her everyday makeup. I chose a dress that had texture and a bright enough shade of seafoam to pop against the green of the grass.

While I was really happy with the lighting and depth of the images of Tara standing in the clearing (above), I ended up choosing an image where she was sitting right in the long grass itself as it had more of the carefree and quiet feeling.

Tara, thank you so much for being part of this project!