This is my take on the classic painting “Ophelia” by John Everett Millais (1852).
A Day In The Woods
New England nature presents too many opportunities to resist. At peak leaf season, under oak and maple canopies, peacefulness resides. Taking a step away from studio portraits, I used this beautiful landscape as the backdrop for an experiment that resulted in something even better than I could have predicted!
An interesting thing about emotion is people's strength in hiding the things they don't possess the courage to face. Allowing our vulnerabilities to show often means risking being hurt even more. While our hearts crumble away, we wear smiles and force laughs, but these actions do not strengthen our souls. Allowing ourselves to become transparent forces us to see behind the curtain, and connect to a deeper place. By capturing these raw moments, we not only open ourselves up to meaningful connections, but we capture a place in time that we will hopefully be able to look back on, and wonder how it ever hurt so much. Life may not look beautiful right now. But when it finally does, we will begin to appreciate the pain that we can not yet understand.
Allowing our vulnerabilities to show often means capturing these raw moments, we not only open ourselves up to meaningful connections, but we capture a place in time that we will hopefully be able to look back on, and wonder how it ever hurt so much. Life may not look beautiful right now. But when it finally does, we will begin to appreciate the pain we can not yet understand.
A Day In The Woods - Part 2
and all she wants to hear is
the love you have for her.
Double exposure of a german shepard in the Banff mountains in Alberta.
This gallery was 60s themed, turned modern. This beautiful blue/green dress was my grandmothers and I have always wanted to use in a photoshoot. I finally was able to! Two attempts at some 60's inspired makeup (you should have seen the first attempt! Eek!) and an outfit change resulted in this gallery that I love!
This is just beautiful natural window light reflected back at her, and the backdrop was hand painted by me. I hope you enjoy this gallery as much as I do! I'm still working to figure out my style and my real niche in photography, but I really like where the journey is taking me...and I love that you're joining me on it : )