This image was a breakthrough for me.
I have been dreaming of a concept to photograph for a while, and I’d either been too lazy or scared to make it happen. Secretly I knew that once I went down this path there was no turning back. It had the potential to be that powerful for me, and so it had the potential to be a colossal failure as well. I’d either cross the threshold into an exciting phase in my photography or take 3 steps back in confidence. You’d think I was over-dramatizing here.
My mother was a HUGE help in realizing my dream. She got the girls and props together for the shot, including directing them as I specified. This image was taken on Wingaersheek Beach on Cape Ann in Massachusetts. A little on the chilly side but I wasn’t feeling it—I was giddy! Like immature, gag-me-with-a-spoon-giggling, giddy.
It wasn’t too overcast and the clouds were interesting. I brought my husband and son along to play on the beach while I created, my mother was involved and watched me take pictures for the first time and I worked with people I loved and who loved me doing what I loved.
It was an amazing experience.
The young lady playing the angel is my muse. She’s on the homepage of my website and has a unique, old-world Edwardian look that just doesn’t get old. She photographs VERY well and is always willing to help me realize some of my artistic goals. I have plans for her.
*insert evil laugh here*.
Plus she gets cool pics to show her peeps at school. They think I’m cool .