We have had some incredible opportunities as headshot photographers over the last few years, but being asked to shoot an international contestant for the first time has got to be one of the highlights!
Cecelie came all the way from Denmark for a fantastic photo shoot on her way to Las Vegas for the Miss Universe pageant. AND, she brought her wings with her! Giant swan wings custom made as part of her national costume that were nearly as tall as the 6 foot beauty herself!
Miss Denmark's national costume for Miss Universe payed homage to national icon, Hans Christian Anderson, and one of his most famous fairy tales, The Ugly Duckling.
So, we get the "official" costume shot for posterity. Then what? Why let those gorgeous wings go to waste! We transformed the swan into an angel (of the Victoria's Secret Type) and shot some of the most breathtaking photos of our career.