She Walks in Beauty | Part 2

January 13, 2015


Inspired by the poem She Walks in Beauty written by Lord Byron, this styled session is my heart, put it into visible and breathtaking form. As a whole, this session allowed me to capture images seeming to hold the same values and characteristics in their depths that I have based my business upon and in. The deep purples brought just the right amount of contrast to the soft ocean waves and clean, simplistic style of Rosemary’s streets. When the breeze coming off the ocean caught the overlay of Piper’s Jenny Yoo gown, the results were pure magic. A focal point of this session was to stretch and push the walls of our typical comfort zone and play with light and shadows… really creating details when faced with situations where details are few and far between. And toward the end of the day, we waited; we waited on the rich beautiful tones and glow from the Florida sunset and just before the sun went behind the horizon, we captured it in all its illuminating glory.

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!”

-Lord Byron

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Photography: Courtney Woodham | Workshop & Planning: Jennifer Blair | Florals: Myrtie Blue | Dress: Jenny Yoo | Hair: Brenna Kneiss | Make-up: Morgan King | Crown: Naturae Design | Model: Piper Williams

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