Be Mine, Valentine’s Day

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

This is a shot of our lovely Model, Jessie, single light modifier, black background…Beauty!


7 responses

  1. Very beguiling! Good POV, her eyes really stand out.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

  2. p.s. that Claudius II was a one!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

  3. great detail in her eyes, and as Viveca Said, nice POVs,…. Well done Dude… 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  4. She looks like a young Helen Hunt. 🙂 Pretty.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:40 am

  5. I’m not a portrait photographer but i do love this shot. We moved back to Europe after 11 years of Africa and I want to find a new interesting photo opportunity that is not yet saturated out there with amateur dslr users.

    December 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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