Alloway New Jersey Autumn ~ Blooming from Within

“We all have the ability to gift our children experiences that fuel their confidence and serve them in a positive way that will affect their lives forever.” ~Jennifer Roth

My daughter Autumn is 14 years old and she is in a very special time of her life. She is now a young woman in the throes of figuring out who she is and how to navigate the world through this new lens. Truth be told it’s been a struggle for her adjusting to these new emotions and effects that “womanhood” has on your body and mind. Any parent of a teenage daughter can attest that it can be challenging to witness them going through these struggles and the outbursts of emotion that they can evoke.

As a mother I cherish this time with my daughter. I see this as an opportunity to hold her hand and guide her through this journey of becoming a woman. I am extremely open with her and talk to her about the many issues that we face as women. I teach her about the importance of self care and self love while modeling it so that she sees me leading by example. I include her in trips to the gym and making nourishing meals as well as talk to her about the importance of having healthy outlets and being her own friend.

I am blown away by how confident and strong Autumn is. This transitional time in her life is symbolic of blooming from within. So it only seemed appropriate to do a photo shoot demonstrating that. Gifting her this experience to see her strength and beauty has been so powerful. She will forever look back on these photos and remember this time in a positive light. I am incredibly grateful to share the bond that I do with her and look forward to creating more art together. She is my daughter, my teacher, my friend and it is truly a privilege to share this journey with her. To say that I am proud of the woman she is becoming would be an understatement. Look out world because this young woman is going to do BIG things…

Thank you jennifer designs events for the incredible floral work and your artistic vision.


Alloway New Jersey Autumn ~ Barefoot in the woods

I've never encountered a negative thought or feeling that cannot be reversed or solved with a little time with my bare feet in the dirt. ~ Autumn

  Autumn is adventurous, whimsical, and a lover of life.  She lights up when she's in nature and has a deep connection with the Earth.  She speaks to the trees, insects, and animals and has a pure innocence about her.  It is truly like witnessing a wood sprite in their element when you spend time with her in the woods.  I wanted to capture that magical feeling she is able to channel in her photos. 

  It was early spring and April showers had graced us with puddles and mud.  So Autumn suggested that we embrace what Mother Nature graced us with and seize the moment.  She jumped into the puddles, planted seeds, walked on trees and her spirit came alive. 

  We shared a beautiful experience together in this photo session as she took a leap of faith by working with me and helped me bring my vision of Gaia Dawn Studios to life.  So not only was I able to show her a side of herself that she'd never seen but I was able to share that experience with her as I saw myself light up through the process.  I am so grateful to have shared this experience with her and I'm incredibly proud of what we created together.