Alloway New Jersey Nicole ~ Finding Peace within

 “True and lasting inner peace can never be found in external things. It can only be found within. And then, once we find and nurture it with ourselves, it radiates outward.” ~Buddha

  Nicole is lovely.  Her alluring beauty attracts your attention and as she opens her heart to you, it's evident that she is deep and soulful like poetry.  She is graceful, strong, and playful and her yoga practice is the perfect display of all of her inspiring attributes. 

  Nature is where Nicole finds peace as it tunes her into her inner child, and this gorgeous spring evening provided the perfect backdrop for our little adventure.  The cherry blossom petals carpeted the ground, the sun was shining, and the lush green of the forest captivated us.  We surrendered to the Earth's enchanted energy as we flowed and frolicked and what we were able to capture was nothing short of magic.  

  This experience was one of merriment as Nicole just became a registered yoga teacher.  Through her 200 hour journey she was able to find peace and a profound sense of self acceptance that radiates from within.  It was truly an honor to be a part of her journey and I will always cherish this heart felt celebration.

 

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Philadelphia Pennsylvania Nadïne ~ Do what makes your heart sing

  "Making art for me starts with moments that immediately strike me as lessons. When the underlying tale begins to emerge, I follow that energy." ~ Nadïne LaFond

   Nadïne is an incredibly talented artist and musician/singer songwriter.  She is passionate about art and creative expression.  As a painter/mixed media artist, she creates images that explore journey and dimension through the layering of symbols and draws inspiration from nature and personal experiences.  

 Wissahickon Valley Park was the perfect setting for our photo shoot as we were tucked into a tranquil haven in nature in the midst of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.  We explored the hilly trails and spoke about life's challenges and blessings as we soulfully connected on this beautiful spring afternoon. 

  I was moved and inspired by Nadïne's authentic beauty as she sang original songs that came straight from her heart.  She danced, swayed, and giggled her way down paths tapping into her inner child and creating a sense of glorious freedom.  Photographing her was a unique and refreshing experience and she left a tremendous impression on me.  I was humbled by the opportunity to create art with Nadïne and I'm so proud of what we gave life to together. 

 

 

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Villas New Jersey Julie ~ Joy

"Joy is the most magnetic force in the universe." ~Danielle LaPorte

  Julie is one of the most exuberant people I have ever met.  She is able to channel her inner child and exude play and fun in a way that inspires me beyond words.  She is spiritual, passionate, joyful, and possesses a glow that you can't help but be drawn to.

  The beach is Julie's happy place and she loves to dance so we combined her loves and set the scene for her to open up and experience freedom.  We played music, opened our eyes and hearts to the beauty of nature, and giggled and danced through this joyful session. 

  Our story is a little unique as our original destination of choice is not where we ended up shooting her session.  The universe had other plans for us as we made a quick decision to photograph her at the Bay rather than the Ocean.  We ended up with a spectacular sunset on our own "private" beach and could not be more thrilled with the results!  It was a beautiful lesson to go with the flow and let the universe guide you because the magic that occurred was extraordinary.  

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Alloway New Jersey Tiffany ~ The Woodsy Witch

"An artist is typically a being that is filled with so much passion, love, or pain for certain lands, people, ideas,or images that all they can do with that overflow is bleed it out by creating. And with this type of art, the energy will be shifted from the depths of them and into the depths of the audience to be felt. It is a dance. A transference. An intimacy. It is to touch and awaken another human in a place they hadn't known was aching, or sleeping. Both are opened. Both are nourished. Both are transformed." ~Victoria Erickson.

  Tiffany is a metaphysical artist to the core.  She creates beautiful dream catchers, jewelry, and more.  It's a therapeutic process for her as she struggles with autoimmune illness as well as cognition and physical limitations.   In the past she has battled PTSD from sexual trauma and assault as well as depression.  Through creating art she heals and brings joy to so many others with her magical creations.

  Nature plays a big role in Tiffany's life and it's also a large part of her healing journey.  So I aimed to capture her inner light as she gazed at the trees and embraced their healing properties.  She is a fierce warrior fighting for her health and peace of mind so it was important to capture her fire within , her shadows, and her light. 

  This woodsy witch possesses so much strength and beauty and it was an honor to connect with her and share this magical experience with her.  The snow covered landscape and the stillness of winter's beauty provided the perfect backdrop as we ebbed and flowed through the woods exchanging energy, love, and light. 

 

 

 

 

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Alloway New Jersey Mandy ~ Self Confidence

"I've learned that fear limits you and your vision.  It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you.  The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path.  Transforming fear into freedom-how great is that?" ~Soledad O'Brien

  Mandy is radiant.  She has an alluring presence about her as she presents herself with such confidence and style.  She loves making others feel beautiful and confident and her story is one of learning how to do so for herself. 

  Mandy suffered low self esteem as a child into adulthood.  Her struggles and adversities have included loss, abuse, and infertility which led to severe anxiety and panic attacks when she entered motherhood.  Through this journey she discovered a passion for helping others through positive self talk and self image. 

  I absolutely loved tapping into Mandy's self confidence and allowing her to shine in back roads and open fields.  We chased the sunlight and laughed along the way while creating beautiful art together.  I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to capture her beautiful heart and soul. 

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