Funniest thing…my handsome PH was standing behind me at the studio laughing as I added some birds into this image. He’s not impressed with “unreal photography” and always teases me about how nothing in photography is “real anymore”.
The funny part was that I was making the birds fly away from the Blue Belle Princess…flapping their wings in her face and escaping.
PH said, “Why don’t you have the birds fly TO her…landing peacefully on her hand? She looks like she’s wanting them to come land on her, not fly away.”
Well…why, yes…why not?
It seemed a bit metaphorical me…..and forgive me for being such a read-into-things-lately-girl…must be the turning 40 thing. It’s the wanting something that may seem elusive…”flapping and flying” away into the trees when all I really want is for it to land quietly in the palm of my hand.
I like that someone I love and trust so much said those words, even though he wasn’t aware of the meaning for me.
This photo shoot was the beginning of a project I’m loosely calling “Keeper of the Birds” and it’s all I can do not to chuck all responsibility and work on it all week, but I’m excited to give it a name…
a set of to-do’s (because I’m a Type A list-girl, afterall) to make it happen.
Here are some other images from this set…the model, Jennie, is an absolute stunner in every way..and a complete delight to joke around with. Just loved, loved working with her…she’s an LBI muse for life, I believe—those eyes! wow.
Don’t you think it’s a bit serendipitous that the woman I choose to model for this bird project has a flying bird tattoo?
I hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend…
p.s. Happy Tiara Friday, Elena!!!