Marian was the first courageous beauty to work her way through my new self-connection workbook, and her openness to the process of self-reflection and shining a light on the beauty of knowing ourselves deeply is what made these deeply connected images possible.
Much like so many of us, she has never done something quite so "self-indulgent" as having images created of just her. It is so easy to put ourselves in that just box, but the reality is that we are just as vital to this earth as every other human. Just as entitled to love, to a sense of our own selves, and to JOY. It is just as vital to feel pride in our own accomplishments as it is to express our pride in the accomplishments of those we love. With baby #5 on the way, I am so happy to have created this quiet space for Marian, a space to acknowledge the beauty in her authenticity, and to celebrate all that she has created in this life. These images are more than just pretty portraits, they are mementos of this experience, and a reminder to take that time to reflect and to celebrate.
Marian, I am so grateful for your vulnerability, honesty, and authenticity.