WORLD EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY CHRISTOS SEWELL!
If you search Google (or Yahoo or Bing or …) for WWE Diva Summer Rae‘s Instagram account, you will find the name Danielle Moinet. The Chicago-based fitness model turned WWE Diva has amassed a worldwide following with her sensational social media accounts as well as her performances on WWE television.
“We were shooting a brand new series of supermodel photos in Los Gatos, California,” explains world renowned photographer Christos Sewell, whose work has clearly elevated the status of our #HustleBootyTempTats series. “Timing is, indeed, everything. Summer Rae and I have been trying to put together a shoot for the longest time, and she was in San Jose for an appearance. We were reaching out for other to schedule a shoot, and I said I’m 20 minutes away in Los Gatos! She’s an amazing beauty, and I wanted to capture her with natural light, so at 6am the next morning, with very little sleep and I would even bet a late night gym session, Summer Rae arrived ready to shoot!”
Oh but there’s much more. “Anytime you shoot supermodels, you have to figure into the equation and the budget hair and makeup artists. It just goes along with the territory of photographing women whose living depends on close inspection of … well … EVERYTHING!” Christos noted.
“When I explained to Summer Rae the concept of natural sunlight, shooting in the mountains early morning, she loved the all natural concept and told me specifically she didn’t want a hair or makeup person. She just wanted to walk on set, pick out the clothes, and shoot. She has such great confidence, and it’s not arrogance. It’s just the ability to be comfortable in one’s own skin, and I have to tell you she’s a total pro, knows her angles, takes direction magnificently, and has made me a fan of hers! Even though this was as impromptu a photo session as I’ve ever been involved in, I have such high hopes for these pictures because she jumps right off the page!”