A quiet afternoon walk along Land’s End: Thundering ocean waves that spray a salty ocean mist. A California cypress forest by the beach. Warm, caramel hair falling in soft, quiet waves. A wispy pale mint dress and bare feet touching the just warmed spring grasses and stones of the sea.

The inspiration for Elena’s portrait came from her love of walking outdoors and the beauty of the location we choose. In spring Land’s End’s wispy grasses have a delicate green hue which is the perfect dress shade for Elena. This minty green paired with the light yellows of sunset in spring and the caramel tones in her hair and the surrounding stone and earth, created a delicate, fresh but warm palette. The dress’s beadings of silvers, emeralds, and whites was reflected in the choice of Alexis Bitter’s Seaglass Lattice Teardrop Earrings and the Cerulean Jewel Box Cuff, which reminded us of shimmering, encrusted oyster shells. The caramel Cynthia Rowley cashmere wrap shielded Elena from the cool evening ocean breeze. Her beautiful hair was kept natural showing its wavy texture and just enhanced by a simple waterfall braid.

The sunset was warm and long that day and she enjoyed feeling the bark and light ocean spray. We had peace and many quiet moments to enjoy the tranquil scenery at Land’s End, staying until it was dark.

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