Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flowers with Allanah...

From time to time there are blog posts that are extra exciting to share. They are the sort that when you drag your mouse and hover over the "Publish" button, your heart beats a little faster. This is one of those sorts of posts.

I recently contacted my good friend Allanah to see if she might  be interested in helping me bring a photo concept to life. She sweetly agreed to take part and invited me over to her apartment complex where we captured the images above.

Creating the images was a delightful adventure. While Allanah did her make-up she allowed me to step into the world of her wardrobe. She has a great sense of style which made for a wonderful variety of clothing and jewelry to choose from. Once her make-up was done and she was in the outfit I helped style, it was time for the flowers. All of the flowers were freshly cut and arranged into her hair for each individual styling. Allanah moved with ease in front of the camera and was open to whatever ideas I happened to have. It was a wonderful collaboration.

All in all, I smile each time I think about the images we created in our photographic dance. I walked away from the time with beautiful images and with many splendid memories tucked away within my mind.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos. They are truly a floral dream brought to life.


Friday, June 20, 2014

The Sleeping Fairy...

Today I don't have many words to share. Instead I would like to share a story with a few simple sentences and pictures that I took last night. I hope you enjoy it.

The Sleeping Fairy

There once was a fairy who fell into a deep sleep. For more than a thousand days she slept within the woods. She was guarded by the friendly beasts who loved her.

Until one day she was awoken by a sound. It was a sound that she had never heard.

She looked up at the sky and remembered the day she slipped into her slumber. She remembered the beasts who kindly cared for her. She remembered and she saw the world anew.

Many stories conclude with the words, "The end." But, for this particular story, it was truly the beginning.