Alex and Catherine’s love shoot was captured in Pylos in Greece by Wit Photography. Located in the southwestern corner of Peloponnese, the archipelago to the south of the Greek mainland, the session took place in an olive grove. Olive groves have much significance in Greece with many families having their own olive groves- it is not unusual for the groves to have been in the family for five or more generations. There are actually more olive trees than people in Greece (approximately 130 million olive trees compared to 11 million people), and the trees can live up to 600 years. Today’s session was inspired by the Greek goddess Gaia, the goddess of the earth. The personification of mother nature, Gaia is associated with nurturing, devotion and unconditional love. The essence of this shoot wasn’t about many props and an abundance of styling but a connection to the earth and each other. This is emphasised by the location, and the couple’s bare feet adds to the sense of being close to the earth.

From stylist Tahnee Sanders: “Greek philosopher Plotinus taught that beauty was not perceived with the outer sense, but with an internal or moral sense which upholds the good; that human reason and human soul are beautiful beyond any object. We need not break something down into parts to analyse its beauty, but rather see beauty in unity and simplicity. As a stylist it’s tempting to use “things” to help tell a story. But our subjects have beautiful stories all of their own. It’s our job to help them tell that story, not write one for them.” Very well said!

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Photography: Wit Photography |  Creative Direction & Styling: Tahnee Sanders | Makeup & Hair Styling: Frantzeska Koukoula | Dress: Free People |  | Location: Pílos, Messinia, Greece | Shot at: Boheme Workshops | Workshop hosted by: Vasia Photography & Artiese Studios

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