Laje Reine | Queen of the Sun
She is the Sun
Her last name means “Queen”, and Laje Reine embodies the strength and power befitting such a name. I met Laje in the Fall, and I let her know about the series I wanted to create of strong, incredible women featured as powerful queens. She was fully on board, and so after exchanging some ideas, I had a good concept for our session to plan from.
I really wanted to give a nod to a historical queen, and the Queen of Sheba really spoke to me. According to ancient stories, she was a sun worshipper who brought a caravan of valuable gifts for King Solomon and asked the King various riddles to test his wisdom.
In the celebration of the sun, Laje was dressed in a saffron gown with golden jewelry. A white, flowing veil is a reminder of fine cloth that was probably offered to King Solomon. The location for our session was the impeccable and lush Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum grounds. This location brought to mind the great Egyptian Queens, particularly Nefertiti. As we moved from spot to spot, chasing the setting sun, the magic of the moment really shone through.