Alloway New Jersey Beth ~ Trusting inner source

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama

Beth is an empowered woman. She is very grounded in her spiritual practices and guides others in their own healing work. I was thrilled to collaborate with her and create some images that reflect her spirituality as the work she is doing in the world is so aligned with my passions.

As Beth approaches the completion of her 200 hour shaktinanda yoga training, we wanted to document this exciting time in her journey. She is now guiding others to tune into their bodies and aiding them in energetic healing practices. These images are a beautiful demonstration of her abilities and desire to help others achieve inner peace and happiness.

Witnessing Beth tune into her inner source and harness her divine energy was extraordinary. Her peaceful yet playful energy truly inspired me. I am so grateful to have created this beautiful and spiritual art with her and I am so honored to have been a part of the positive impact she is bestowing upon the world.

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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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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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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 Alicia ~Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

"I knew that my bright light was still inside of me and I would get it back to share and shine bright with others." ~Alicia Thorp

  Alicia is a survivor.  She is a strong, courageous, and inspiring light worker.  Her story is one of overcoming adversity and sharing hope and inspiration with others through her journey.  She made the choice to not be a victim of domestic, verbal, and mental abuse by allowing her inner light to shine brighter than the storm life was taking her through.  She believes that you are not what has happened to you, you are who you become through difficult times. 

  We felt that photographing Alicia coming out of the darkness and into the light was the best way to visually display her story.  I strived to capture her strength and beauty by tapping into her inner light and allowing her to celebrate her free spirit.  Yoga and mindfulness have played a huge part in her healing journey so we wanted to represent that part of herself as well. 

 I have so much gratitude for this incredible experience with Alicia.  Her ability to find peace within herself after experiencing so much pain is truly remarkable.  She opened herself up to me in such a vulnerable way and I truly appreciate her courage and open heart.  I believe we created magic together...

 

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