After a short pause, I am starting to feel my passion for fashion photography and storytelling through the lens be re-birthed. A picture can speak many words and bring restoration and healing to eyes.
Our eyes are the windows to our hearts.
Having stepped into this industry a couple of years ago through a slow process of freelancing and seeing God open impossible doors for me, I found a passion for the lens to reflect God’s heart. He slowly revealed my true identity to me on each shoot. As a result I began to build this blog, originally as a private place to map out the journey of my heart and each shoot and the lessons I learnt. I do believe that one day others will get the chance to read these and also be impacted by the lessons I learnt in the shadows, with not much exposure to the light. In my cocoon I learnt some fundamental things!
Yet now I am starting to feel it’s time to be brave and share some of these core passions that I have. This for me is incredibly vulnerable. As a woman I have a huge passion to not be seen as an object of desire but a woman of fragrance and inspiration that draws down heaven to earth through imagery and truth. I really do believe and have seen firsthand the power of truth and photography prophesying over my life.
I went on a shoot this weekend with a couple of inspiring girls. We went to capture the natural and naked beauty of fresh faces and capturing light and shadow. During the shoot I was struck by the simplicity of “being” and the power of presence as the sunlight shone through the scarves and material we held up against it. Covered under the wings of heaven and captured in the light of love is the only place I desire to live and breathe from. Rest is vital in order to live fully and breathe deeply. Our lives are called to be a reflection of our Father. He calls us to walk by faith and not by sight and to trust that angels protect and guide our steps.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
PSALM 91:4, 11-12
The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold,
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
Just like bees: our hope, joy and presence can pollinate areas of life that we walk into. Our presence can change places. When we fully grasp this truth our atmospheres and places of influence can change. Just being you is the most courageous and powerful thing we can do. BE YOU. Resting in the knowledge that you are loved for simply who you are, nothing less and nothing more, is game changing. No make up, masks or facade needed. All life needs is you to fully show up and be fully you. Your heart, eyes, compassion, presence, deep well of love is what will shake others hearts and lives.
You have a purpose deeper than just looking good externally. You have a purpose to be loved and to love. This love is beyond what the ‘world’ tells us love is. This love is a love that is beyond words or action. It’s a love found in the deep knowledge of truth and causes a ripple effect when we fully grasp our freedom and hope with both hands. Your life is beyond what you expect it to be. It is rooted in love and when connected with love becomes a never ending river flowing freely!
No matter what we do.
His love and light shine through.
Dancing, singing, creating together.
Stand in the light forever and ever.
No shame here, just perfect love.
From shackles to freedom, flowing from above.
Angels of heaven surrounding us too.
Until we step back, we then see this is true.
Heaven crash in over every part of us.
Heaven crash in into the weakest parts of us.
Heaven crash in and bring your redemption plan.
Heaven crash in. I place my life into your hands.
Our eyes are the windows to our hearts.