tender echoes of the wilderness

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10th January 2014

“So come and walk awhile with me and share
the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known.”
-Shel Silverstein

I’m a little bit behind on the blogging. This one is from last July, but I’m excited to reveal our adventure with you. What better month than January to share some warmth and light.

We had talked and talked over coffee about a ‘Just Us’ session that would be filled with the things we ourselves hold dear – closeness to nature, a sense of place and exploration, the call of the wild. Together we planned and set out… Alise and Conor, Michael and myself. We opened our hearts and soul to them and they in return opened theirs to us. And in this exchange we found beauty in the land, in love, in human connections and we made some art from it. We journeyed together. Some of these places, myself and Michael explored as children. Cherished memories of following these paths behind our older siblings, testing our bare feet in the cold pools and skimming stones across the lake, hopeful of hooking trout, feeling the wind on our faces at the highest peaks of the mountains and eating rough cut cheese sandwiches in the back of the car on the way home. With Conor and Alise we found new trails unexplored and followed the light across the horizon until it faded beyond our reach. At the end of the day we shared good food, music, stories and toasted marshmallows at the fire until the embers died away. It was true pleasure to have a portrait session like this, a celebration of all that the heart asks for, not just for those being documented but for those capturing it. It felt like a worthy exchange. During this day, I caught myself thinking, ‘So this is how it is meant to be.’ That there is no point taking a person to a point and saying “Now be yourself.” You have to be a part in it. You must make that journey with them.




Tender Echoes of the Wilderness from story of eve on Vimeo.

If you are interested in an all day ‘Just Us’ Session like this please feel free to tell us your story. Email: info@paulaohara.com or info@storyofeve.com

Cinematography by Story Of Eve
Food and Styling by Alise Taggart
Films scans: Richard Photo Lab


Sona 10:00 January 10, 2014
OMG! OMG! OMG Paula!!!! I just died over and over again! All your work is always pretty amazing, but I think there are some of my absolute favourite shots of yours over here:) I think it's exactly as you say. You have to be part in it:)) This will have me daydreaming for a while now:) Stunning!!!
Katy Noelle 13:16 January 10, 2014
Oh, my heart!! I love this! Images and words and thoughts and ideas and heart!!
Michael 15:51 January 10, 2014
It's great to see the whole shoot on the blog Paula. We had such a great time filming and shooting this. Think this might be my favourite shoot we've worked on yet!
admin 13:00 January 11, 2014
Thank-you so much friends for sharing your thoughts with me. So appreciated. It was truly wonderful Michael indeed.x
Susie 18:00 January 12, 2014
Hi Paula, I just found your work on a wedding blog and decided to take a peek into your website. I'm absolutely inspired by your work. Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration.

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