One of my favorite things about photographing new faces is the opportunity to meet people and hear their stories, especially when they're really cool--Gigi's background is in cyber security and penetration testing, so I think we checked that box right away. I took a break from the usual color-packed styling and tried something more laid back, and it worked out really well. We went with a glossy eye and bold red lip, partially because I still wanted a statement element, and partially because it just made sense with Gigi's personality. We had a little edge, a little weird, and a little whimsy! I loved playing around with the evening sun and pretty flowers.