The model in “Enchantress” was a senior client of Gail Carver, CPP, with a passion for dramatic makeup who had competed in the Wyoming state high school drama competition. “I wanted to commemorate her final year with a special portrait,” Carver says, while also creating a photo to enter into IPC. Though she’d wanted to enter the photo in the 2015 competition, it took her a couple of years, some photo painting classes, as well as candid advice from colleagues for Carver to finalize a work she felt was ready to compete. Her last touch to the portrait was to change the hair color from red to purple, a suggestion from a colleague that “stopped me in my tracks,” she says. Gail Carver Photography is based in Worland, Wyoming, and specializes in family portraiture while also handling senior, child, wedding, engagement, pet, and commercial photography.