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Today’s reveal is Lauren Kate looking stunning as the Owl Spirit:

Copyright Lauren Zurchin Studios. It is illegal to use this photo without permission
Copyright Lauren Zurchin Studios. It is illegal to use this photo without permission
Me testing out the headpiece as I make it.
Me testing out the headpiece as I make it.

This is an interesting photo for many reasons. I knew I wanted owls in the calendar, and luckily Lauren thought this was a great idea. This photo also has my favorite costume from all of the images. It was also the most challenging to shoot. So this photo has a lot of interesting elements for me. Though not 100% exactly like I initially envisioned, I’m really pleased with the final result.

A view of the dress from the back.
A view of the dress from the back.

A friend of one of the authors contacted his friend Dave at the Wildlife Learning Center in the LA area. Dave was willing to let me use their animals for pretty much nothing (he also happens to have a stunning Siberian Lynx named Boomer who is incredibly well-behaved and quite photogenic, but that’s for another post). They have three different owl species I used phen375 user reviews 101 home for the photo, which allowed me to have some nice variety.

This dress is my favorite. The tiers of feathers is such a cool look, and the top feathers are actually a capelet covered in feather medallions. I finished off the look with a little crown circlet that looked like an owl face. The overall look of the costume is both earthy and royal, and I’m so incredibly pleased with the final result.

Lauren hanging with one of her new friends.
Lauren hanging with one of her new friends.

This was the hardest location to shoot. One of the deals with getting the animals for such a great price was shooting at the center. I initially envisioned a forest, with Lauren strolling through communing with her owl friends. So I had to shift the look a bit and use what greenery was available to me. I made it work, and am happy with the result.

Lauren looked so amazing in this costume, and the owls add such a nice element to the photo. Let Lauren feel the love! And don’t forget to check out the other photos. Plus, don’t forget to pre-order! 

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