Alloway New Jersey Victoria ~ Sacred Empowerment

 “The time has come for us to take accountability and responsibility for the innate power and wisdom that we have.  This is not only for us but for our families, community, planet and our Universe.” ~ Parvati Victoria Goodwin

  Victoria is an enchanted being.  Her presence is one of magic and mystery.  She is whimsical yet grounded and her sense of self and innate power is contagious.  She is passionate in her journey to help others heal themselves and to empower them to step into who they were sent here to be.  So it was my honor to collaborate with her and create some magical images that convey her message of exploring our lightness and darkness to truly step into our power. 

  It was a stormy summer evening and there was thunder rolling in a distance but the dark and moody ambiance set the perfect tone for our adventure.  We flowed through yoga and explored the forest leaving no dark corners or light openings unturned.  The purifying water of the stream and the inviting tree bridge were the perfect accents to this beautiful scene and I loved how Victoria embraced the elements.

 I honestly felt the magic in the air as we created this unique art together.  These images are powerful and symbolic and encompass everything I strive to capture when I'm in this space with a woman.  I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to work with Victoria and my soul has been forever touched by this extraordinary experience.

 

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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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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.