“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… We opened our hearts and soul to all that nature could offer. 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 siblings 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. 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 meet them there. You must make that journey with them.

Shot with both Canon MKIII and Portra 400 film with the Contax Medium Format camera. Developed by Richard Photo Lab.