It was another fun, creative month. Rendezvous, art, dancers, portraits, time with my fella, knitting, sewing, drawing, cooking, canning… aaahhh… I love my life. Follow me on Instagram!
Most of the time, my shoots are the result of many people working together to make it all happen. Model, hair, makeup, and sometimes the source for the props gets a special shout out. A few weeks ago, I photographed a glamorous fur coat but my incredible hair stylist, Victoria asked her dad if we could borrow some of his mounted furs. This is life in the North. Everyone has fur. It’s just the way things are. Turns out, Mike had these incredible mitts made from wolf fur. Amazing long fur, incredible color and texture. This image was created as a cheeky “thank you” to him for lending us his treasured furs for our shoot! Thanks Mike!! xo
This week’s focus was on collaborating with another artist. I have wanted to do a ballet type shoot with Grayson for a very long time and have been thinking and dreaming of just how this shoot would turn out. The weather was unseasonably warm (+6 in February?! WHAT?!) so we headed out to Schwatka Lake and the sun brought it’s best stuff to our shoot. Photographing dancers is so lovely as they have an awareness of their bodies unlike non-dancers. Beautiful movement, a real pleasure to shoot!
My good lord! I had some super smokin’ hot ladies in the studio for Rendezvous! A few of the Sweet Soul Burlesque dancers came to see me and they wiggled their booties, smirked and gave me their finest “come hither” looks. What great fun having these dynamic women in front of the lens. The show they put on last night was unforgettable. A real display of beauty, athleticism and charisma. If you don’t yet have tickets, I think you can still get them at the High Country Inn!
When you feel that ember in your soul starting to glow and you know that all it needs is a little gentle breath to burst into a full fledged fire, you better get blowin’ sister! Life is bursting with riches that are set aside just for you but you have to just reach out and take them… even if you don’t quite know where or how to reach, just start reaching. You are on this earth because you have a unique gift that only YOU can give. You were put here for the purpose of sharing that gift. It might still be buried under barnacles and gunk from fear, denial, suffering but it’s there. I promise. Call it out, coax it out of the shadows. Take the leap and open up your arms to receive greatness.