Thanks very much to the model, Elizabeth Marxs for her stunning performance. This was a collaboration, but I give a lot of credit to Elizabeth--she's a damned genius at this and has talent to spare. Please enjoy.
Elizabeth has her own site now too: officialelizabethmarxs.com
If you were wondering, the choral music is Vivaldi, Gloria in D Major. It is titled Et in Terra Pax Hominibus, which is Latin of course. It means "and on earth peace, good will toward men." It is perfectly apropos for the season. I've always been a fan of Vivaldi, but never had heard this version. Special thanks to Luca Priori, my Italian friend from across the ocean for heading me in the right direction with this music.
Shot with a hand held 6d and a Tokino 16-28 F2.8 lens pushed to the max and some other off the shelf Canon lens. I forget which. Blah. No special effects. No filters.