Sometimes it is not what you intend to create but what you need to create to open you up to inner most dialogues and thoughts.  This image was inspired by a creepy image of a hand lit from above with melted wax - the ending seems so far from that. 

So many things go into creating images, from your model to the weather and occasionally what you are reading or which netflix show you watched.  I listen to audio books (alot of audio books) when I go on my walks, and hubby recently introduced me to a new title by Neal Donald Walsh called 'Tomorrow's God' it has clearly had an impact on my inner workings and contemplation.  I found myself saying to my hubby 'I know this will sound weird but I think the purpose of living is to have joy, and that worry is (along with other factors) why I got sick.  The purpose of living it so enjoy life not to be caught up in worry and frustration'  (I had to pick up my hubby off the floor at this point).  So, considering all of that is it a surprise that I created an image that is comming out of the dark, with the trinity (be it subconscious, conscious and super conscious or Father, Son and Spirit)  It is the marrying of the 3 to help lift us out of the struggles.

An afternoon with Karen

Back in October I posted to FB to nominate someone who was affected by Cancer for the opportunity to win a session.  I was overwhelmed with the number of entrants.. It is humbling to know how many people are affected by Cancer and live with the diagnosis daily. 

One of those inspiring winners was Karen Lyn, who's daughter entered her for the session.    Karen lives in Ontario, but her daughter is out here on the west coast in Victoria so we planned to spend a day shooting the next time she was in town.  Karen and I connected right away and talked about the last time she had portraits done, her husband immediately pulled out an image of her last glamour portrait.. wow, that was over 20 years ago!  Amazing how time flies! (by the way she is just as stunning now as then)  We chatted about her diagnosis, her healing journey, the last time she had a family portrait done, family vacations, cruising and how much work it was to be a glamour girl in front of my lens ;) 

Here is a little memory of their day.