i heart my job*
kelly rae roberts, canon digital rebel xti
jen gray, canon digital rebel xti
kirsten michelle, canon digital rebel xti
mati rose, canon digital rebel xti
Lisa Occhipinti, canon digital rebel xti
Penelope Dullaghan, canon digital rebel xti
thea coughlin, canon digital rebel xti
I've been marinating in the glow of my clients that I have been processing this week. One thing about photographing artists is that each of them have a unique, wild and gorgeous story to how they got to where they are and I am loving the chance to learn from and be inspired by the steps they have taken.
Above are a few photos from sessions I had during my time at Squam. Each session carried with it an intimate exchange that left me feeling totally crushed out and goose bumped. I look back at all the jobs I've had in my life (Gap & Banana Republic girl, barista, helpdesk geek, executive assistant) and I just have to pinch myself to believe that this dreamy stuff is my job. It feels like a drug. I want more!
I'm still in the midst of processing a plethora of photos and will share more as it unfolds.
What I loved most about each of these sessions is I witnessed a melting of stress during our time together. Each of them had responsibilities at Squam that were a bit beyond their comfort zone and by the time I was able to steal them away, they needed some nurturing. It felt so good to lay them down in the grass and tell them to breathe and remember that in this moment, they don't have to be anywhere or say anything or think or do or act...but just be still and get filled up by nature and play.
It's not just about capturing their image through my lens. It's about healing and letting go and receiving when my clients tend to give so much. I am honored to offer that solace for them.
Yes, I heart my job.