happy easter, friend!!
here’s a sunday sneak peek of my shoot this weekend. (and yes, it’s the second part of the self-portrait bridal glamour-inspired shoot =)).
this past weekend, my friend yasmin & i made a trip down to the tidal basin to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, at their peak. the cherry blossoms were more and more beautiful as we walked along– i was enthralled.
that final weekend of the cherry blossom festival, hundreds if not thousands of people sat under the cherry blossom trees and picnicked, laughed, danced, napped, and celebrated their love for each other. we even saw a guy propose to his girlfriend! it was so sweet.
i’m so grateful for these photos yasmin took of me =).
yasmin mentioned to me that cherry blossoms are meant to symbolize the ephemeral nature of life. i let her words sink in as i realized that lately i’ve felt that life has been getting away from me, somewhere outside of my grasp.
i was excited each time the breeze picked up and sent the cherry blossoms falling through the air.
at the end of the day, the wind blew a cherry blossom petal towards me and i walked away with a piece of life in my hands.
i’m so glad it’s finally warming up over here so i can do just that– dwell among the mysteries of the earth. can you believe it snowed yesterday?? it actually snowed here in DC, which was a bit of a shocker considering the forecast only called for rain, lol. but i’m super excited about warmer weather because it means i can shoot outside again!!
i recently acquired a new lens and did a test shoot this weekend…. because of the hail/rain/snow mix that happened yesterday, i had to shoot indoors. here are some sneak peeks from the indoor portion of my bridal boudoir inspired shoot! it’s amazing to see how much i’m growing… every shoot i learn something new. my experiences, good, awesome, and less than, along with the practice of shooting…of learning how the body works and where light shines and how shadows fall and how to bring feeling into my images all make me a better artist day by day. and i couldn’t be happier about that. i’m so grateful. these are all self-portraits and they for sure were not easy, but oh so worth it. (i also have been asked to write about my self-portrait process and it’s on my to-blog list! so if you’d like to know how i shot these and wants some tips for you to shoot your own, stay tuned for that! ;))
i can’t wait to shoot the outdoor portion of this shoot soon!