Studio Session with Brittney Marie: GENTLENESS

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“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.”
-Ralph W. Sockman

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Diana Sillence says:

    You’re right! This woman is gorgeous and no matter what expression you have captured shows her inner beauty of happiness. I love the lighting on the eyes–awesome photo. Great expressions to you BOTH!!

    *Diana Sillence, LMHC* *Life is Positively Yours!*

    On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 2:02 PM, RachaelLee wrote:

    > rachaellee posted: ” “Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so > gentle as real strength.” -Ralph W. Sockman 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 walke” >

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