When I first began to piece together the ideas I had for this editorial, I didn’t expect the result and execution of the work to be beyond the concept of what I had initially composed. I wanted something feminine, delicate and full of prettiness, all that is associated with a maternity shoot and being pregnant, however of course I wanted it modest- though there is a lack or complete absence of those who specialise in hijabi maternity shoots here in Perth. Maybe there is no demand for it or it is just unheard or unthought of. Most maternity shoots share a common look of mothers in gowns baring some skin and sometimes just a beautiful piece of fabric covering the essentials. I wanted to create a modest yet exquisitely feminine maternity shoot, representative of what makes pregnancy beautiful.
For all who were involved in this editorial, I cannot thank you enough for your specialty in service, professionalism, effort and commitment. Without your amazing help and talent, this labour of love would not have been achieved and fulfilled to the absolute high standard I wanted to produce. I am beyond grateful to not only have a fantastic team filled with unmeasureable creativity and talent but also to be able to call you all friends who have gifted me with memories of my third pregnancy that will last a lifetime.
I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do and for anyone who is interested in experiencing their own styled maternity photoshoot, please get in contact with me so we can discuss this further. For now, I am extremely proud to present Veiled Beauty’s very first creative editorial.
Creative Director and Model – Mastura Koelmeyer from Missy-Lia
Photography – Premillume Photography
Hijab Styling and Makeup – Hijab Artistry
Floral Crown Headpiece – Olive Farm Designs
Eve Body Dress and Aurora Chiffon Kimono Cardigan – Kazeca Studio and Qamar Designs
Scarf – AH & CO
Thanks for reading!