Oregon | Adagio
The most amazing vendors + photographers from all over the U.S. come out to participate. Rooms + beds were shared and we went over shooting and editing techniques. We ate, we talked, we laughed, we brainstormed. Mostly, we recharged our creative batteries. We were able to learn from some of the industry’s leaders + get to know them as humans.
This was the first shoot, Adagio.
Between the soft, warm light and the moody sandy beach, my heart fell in love.
The ocean has always been a place where I let my heart + soul surface fully. She has always had the ability to heal my pain. This shoot, for me, represented searching for wholeness + self love. It was about embracing who we are totally, and apologetically celebrating it. It was deep breathes, listening to the ocean, feeling the sand under bare feet, and letting the wind carry away all that could be released.
I have never felt more broken, open, raw, real, and alive than when I am in the ocean. And I wanted those emotions to not only be seen, but felt in this series.