Sometimes I need to know there are places still wild and untouched- where our souls can commune with nature and survive without techno gadgets. I realize more and more that somehow, my children are growing up as city kids. Their feet beat the pavement and asphalt (and that spongy-rubber playground stuff) where mine kicked dirt and stumbled through wild sage brush and grassy fields. When I release my kids in nature, I see something kindled in them: they are wilder, freer, they expand in the space and in their confidence. It’s as if the wide open spaces allow them to be more than what they can be in the confines of a backyard, house or classroom.
So what happens when a photographer and a costume designer with this same heartbeat become friends? You’re about to see! I am forever grateful to Tegwyn DeForest Design (my dear friend Emily Hall) for connecting with my vision, creating the costumes for this shoot (it’s faux fur, I assure you), and providing me some gorgeous girls to play with. I am so wildly delighted in what we produced… and confident that in the event of a zombie apocalypse, these kids will fend for themselves just fine. I hope you enjoy and that this inspires you to set yourselves and your loved ones on your own wilderness experience. (If you’re a modeling agent and and interested in representing these kids, inquire within. :))
Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie