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 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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