I traveled down to Loxley, Alabama, last July to spend a magical afternoon at the Garden at Bella Sera with a coterie of talented, friendly and incredible creatives to create this Bohemian wedding styled shoot! I painted the models' feet with white Henna Glam: a durable body paint that you can use to decorate skin in mehndi-inspired designs. Henna Glam doesn't stain and is removable ... a perfect option for special occasions!
Click here for the blog post and a roll call of the professionals who participated in the shoot, and here are some of the photos I took myself:
Okay. It was a vow renewal service, not a wedding. Still! Look at this!
This past summer, I had the privilege of doing "white henna" for the lovely Tierra and her vow renewal service in Huntsville. Strictly speaking, there's no such thing as white henna. True henna is made from the henna plant and stains the skin reddish brown.
However, a couple of years ago, someone on social media posted photos of their "practice henna" done with body lotion. The white look became a hit, and the market responded with a variety of white henna options. I use the Henna Glam product from Henna Caravan (great company, BTW). It's a cosmetic-grade paint that sits on top of the skin. It's fairly durable and can last 1-5 days but is also removable. (You can't "stain" anything white. You can only bleach something to make it white, and bleaching skin is horrible.)
And as you can see ... it looks SPECTACULAR on deep-toned skin! I also did white henna for the guests at Tierra's reception. Just take a look at this beautiful woman. Wowza!