A Blessingway

Blessingway: an old Navajo ceremony, which celebrates a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood.

I had the honor of attending my very first blessingway a few weeks ago.  This gathering was extra special for me because it was to celebrate a close friend of mine, who is due to give birth to her fourth child this week.  Oh! and guess who gets to photograph the birth?

Trimmed in rainbow (chakra) tones, her gathering was honest, uplifting, and just a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.  We created tools to empower Mom-to-be during labor; received henna treatments; shared stories; and ate some crazy-delicious rainbow cake. 🙂

Please enjoy!rainbow051s057 048 077 063scollage098Henna art provided by Jill, Jaiswal Design, please check out her Facebook page!
To read more about blessingways, I have created a short list of links:
    What is a Blessingway?
    Blessing Way
    Planning a Blessingway

ROYGBIV #9: Yellow

This is my Rainbow Project. Conceptualized November 2010. First session photographed January 2011.

Yellow: Bellydancer
Model: Crystal ROYGBIV Yellow 1 ROYGBIV Yellow 2 ROYGBIV Yellow 3 ROYGBIV Yellow 4 Photographed: October 2, 2011

You can see all 10 images are available on my Facebook page.

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ROYGBIV #8: Orange

This is my Rainbow Project. Conceptualized November 2010. First session photographed January 2011.

Orange: La La Orange
Model: Kristen ROYGBIV Orange 1 ROYGBIV Orange 2 ROYGBIV Orange 3 ROYGBIV Orange 4 Photographed: October 25, 2011

You can see all 10 images are available on my Facebook page.

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My Monday with Mr. McDonald

Yesterday I spent the day on a golf cart with a very recognizable face…It's Ronald!Monday was the Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic at the Kenwood Country Club. RMH Golf Classic (AM) 2013-06-17 (1)RMH Golf Classic (PM) 2013-06-17 (56)So from 9:30am to 6pm I rode around on a golf cart with Ronald McDonald and his assistant, Michelle.  Our challenge was to capture group shots of Mr. McDonald and all of the participating golf pairs.  RMH Golf Classic RMH Golf Classic (PM) 2013-06-17 (11)Even after our cart’s battery died, and the man in the make-up had to push the cart up the very large hill did we still manage to have the most fun out of the entire golf course population.  (Eventually, he went for a replacement and I jumped out to push while Michelle steered -I’m not that much of a princess type.)

Along with the group shots, we took some promo shots for next year’s event (below.)Promo

I don’t know; I think I’m pretty happy with them. 🙂TypicalRonald and I