I have decided to choose a word for each person I photograph, and for Brittney Marie, it was a simple decision. Gentleness.
This beautiful young woman walked gracefully and humbly into my downtown studio space yesterday with hope in her eyes, but little force or expectation. Where most people tell you what they want or expect to get out of their session, with a kind, genuine smile, she said she was just excited to be there and began by thanking me for having her.
She effortlessly filled each bit of space with a much needed light and unique energy. Brittney was my last model in a long day of many back to back shoots, and something about her presence rejuvenated and refreshed me.
This incredibly gorgeous woman told me that she usually just smiles in all her photos (and her smile is radiant), but she mentioned feeling hesitant about non-smiling pictures. I think we have enough proof that no matter what her facial expression, she remains stunning. Timeless. Breathtaking.
There is a wondrous depth and wisdom to Brittney Marie, and it was an honor to photograph just a glimpse of this beauty. Gentleness is an underrated art. And I believe that this young woman has mastered it.