Commissioned by Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique as a conceptual fashion shoot, Maypole Brides depicts young brides preparing for the Maypole ceremony. The Maypole Dance originated as an ancient pagan fertility dance associated with the end of winter and the rebirth of the land. The pole itself is suggestive of the phallus.
Shot on location at Sauvie Island, near Portland Oregon.
Wardrobe and styling by Liz Gross/Xtabay, Hair + MU Terri Lodge, Flowers provided by Fieldwork
Models: Krystal South, Jennafer Furniss, Kate Rocker, Nicole Marie Milchak, Lisa DeClercque, Pearl Essence, Kara Jean Caldwell, Rachel and Doni the goat.
Another project for Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique, this photographic series is an appropriation of classic 1950s wedding portraiture.
Wardrobe + styling by Liz Gross/Xtabay. Shot on location in the Portland-based boutique.
Hair + MU by Laura Hartson and Kat Thompson from Bliss Salon and Day Spa
Flowers provided by Fieldwork
Models: Gabrielle Jones, Krystal South, Krystal Fleeger, Dianne Lamberty, Olivia Chouinard-Long and Joanne Burke