An inspired heritage portrait can be created for different reasons. Your heritage is fascinating and worth preserving. When there is a story I can weave elements into the actual portrait. Maxi’s mom wanted her to have a tangible connection to her heritage and to capture her beautiful daughter at this wonderful stage of life. Her hertiage is remarkable and begins in Oman. She is a sixth generation Oman princess.
In planning the portrait, the clothing helps tell the story. The Indian clothing is telling a story of a very close connection with a family that lives in Pune, India. It is not the exact country but the theme is there.
So, here’s a story about a princess from a line of Omani Sultanate princesses.
The story starts with Jilfidan who was a girl slave purchased at the age of 12. The Sultan of Zanzibar had 40 children, one of whom was Salme. She is rather famous because she eloped with a Hamburg merchant named Heinrich. Unthinkable at that time! Salme and Heinrich had 3 children, one of which was Rosalie, Maxi’s great grandmother. How many of us can trace our lineage back through 6 generations? To read more you can go to Amazon and read Memoirs of an Arabian Princess, 1898.