I recently did a mini road trip to Asheville, North Carolina. While I was there, I was fortunate to do a couple photo shoots, including the wonderful Casey Arden. We connected over Craigslist. As soon as I saw her artwork, I knew I wanted to work with her. She makes beautiful drawings with spiritual and natural themes. You can see her work here:
Before a shoot like this, I sit down with the person and we talk about what they want the photo shoot to focus on. I ask them about what they’d like to see in themselves, and what they’ve been working on their lives. Casey was coming out of a dark period in her life, including struggling with grief and illness, and wanted to see health and contentment in herself. We had a great time talking about joy, and the important of maintaining emotional balance. I hope to see her gain more clarity and productivity in the future!