Mood: raw, abundant, magical, imperfect, adventurous, organic
Palette: soft pastels, dried florals, dusty gold, eggshell, muted colors, white
First was pure truth. Next was pure life. Today we’re exploring PURE LOVE. If this is your first time here, in the past days we’ve been sharing exclusive images and behind the scenes footage from Donny Zavala‘s Oregon workshop that we were honored to be a part of. Creatively directing and styling three shoots was not easy, but with a big vision in hand and creating with an incredible group artist it was all possible. If I could put my friends in my pocket I would. I was extremely humbled and grateful to have created with Donny, Sarah, Kate, Claire, Susie, Kelsey, Stephen, Jessi and Race. Every artist who poured their heart into creating this came from a place of yearning to see more beauty in this world. What would a teeny tiny slice of heaven look like on earth? I say it’s comes from of place of pure love. A type of love that comes from the heart. Not the fleshy organ in your body. But a great love that comes from your core, your center, a place where our identity is rooted. A place where we say yes to loving more because we are willing to surrender our flaws, hurts, and all because it leads us to peace. I’m reminded of this beautiful prayer, “Experience My great love as you dwell in My Heart. My Heart is the place of refuge for My children of the earth for I am the Prince of Peace, I am the Lord of Lords, I am the Alpha and Omega. I am Peace. Peace. Only Peace My child. I am Love. Love. Only Love My child.” I hope this last series from our photoshoot inspires you as it has inspired me to see, feel, and be moved by pure love that is greater than all of us combined.
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
— Helen Keller
PHOTOGRAPHY & WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR Donny Zavala Photography | CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST Utterly Engaged | CINEMATOGRAPHY Outlive Creative | SPEAKER & WORKSHOP SPONSOR Photovision Prints | FLORAL DESIGNER & STYLIST Selva Floral Design | MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST Kate Tuma | WEDDING GOWNS Claire La Faye | SUIT Duchess Clothier | WEDDING RINGS Susie Saltzman | PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | VEIL & HAIR ACCESSORIES Melinda Rose Design | SURFACE STYLING BOARDS Pilgrim & Co. by Emma Natter | LINEN La Tavola Fine Linen | RENTALS Something Borrowed PDX | CUSTOM BINDERY & ALBUMS Priscilla Foster Handmade | FILM SPONSOR Fujifilm Professional Film | MODEL JORDAN & ANNELISE Muse Model Management