Alloway New Jersey Jennifer ~ Celebrating a new adventure

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~Oprah Winfrey

This is my friend Jenn. Just in the few years I’ve known her I’ve seen her overcome many obstacles and use her voice to advocate for her 3 children in so many ways. She takes on challenges with tenacity and spirit and just keeps on putting one foot in front of the other all while her husband is traveling for months at a time as a traveling fisherman.

It has been a dream for Jenn and her husband to move to Alaska and it’s something they’ve worked towards for years. The time has come for them to take the plunge and sell nearly all of their belongings and their properties to set sail on a new adventure. Taking action on this dream has required an insane amount of courage, patience, and faith. I am incredibly inspired by Jenn’s bravery and independence as she has done the work to make this happen. So I asked her if I could do a photo shoot with her to celebrate this new chapter. I was thrilled to provide a space for her to de-stress, express joy and vulnerability, and honor this time in her life.

The car has been packed with 2 dogs, 3 children, and everything she owns and she has driven across the country with them all in tow. To say that Jenn is a fierce and brave woman would be an understatement. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to create these symbolic images for her and I sure am going to miss having her around. But I look forward to watching her new adventure unfold as she creates the life of her dreams.

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Alloway New Jersey Danna ~ Embodying empowerment

“Everything begins and ends with the self. Embracing, accepting, forgiving, and loving equals mastery of self and life.” ~Danna Yahav

Danna embodies empowerment. She is fierce, wise, and mystical. She is passionate about helping others connect with their authentic truth and create the life of their dreams. As a soul coach she awakens others to their power and teaches them how to connect with their divine alignment.

Danna approached me to help her create magical images that reflect her mission to empower others. She needed images for her business platform and branding needs so we explored the different sides of her offerings. From strong and fierce to playful and free we were able to capture the many facets of Danna.

It was a crisp late winter afternoon and the golden sun provided the perfect light for our vision. Danna explored in nature, cleared the energy, and tapped into her inner power and light. I was honored to share this space with her and capture these gorgeous images for her business and personal needs.

To see what Danna offers and if her offerings speak to you visit her at www.dannayahav.com

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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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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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