Hannah’s Peacock Costume | Boise Photographer

My office is the same building as Three Oaks Academy and Integrative Therapy Clinic. If you are in need of massage, this is quite possibly the very best place you could come in Boise. The therapists and students here are extremely knowledgeable and capable of helping treat a wide array of ailments. One of their focuses is on helping breast cancer patients.

Since Three Oaks is very involved with the fight against breast cancer, they sponsored a piece for Bras For A Cause. Heard of it? If not, google it!

Hannah Sterling imagined and created this intricate peacock “bra” made entirely of real peacock feathers. Not only did it turn out gorgeous as is, but the movement of the costume is beautiful as well. Using loops around the wrists and dowels, the tail feathers can sweep back or be pulled up to fan across the wearer’s shoulders. Quite simply this is an utterly impressive design, especially considering this was Hannah’s first attempt at any sort of costume of this sort. (Um….costume designing might be in her blood…)

To be sure this piece was captured in its original state (before the fashion show), we did a quick morning photo shoot.

Our model, Julie, suggested the home of her boyfriend, which had unfortunately burned down the week before. The contrast of the bright, pretty costume and the dark, ugly house worked really well for our subject of an awful disease and hope for survival.

Leave a little love for Hannah’s handywork…. And if you ever need a fabulous Halloween costume….she just might be your gal…