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 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.