This was maybe my second shortest trip on Cedar Island. It was a little cool that morning but the wind made it worse. Iris gutted it out but before we left she wanted her road shot. I obliged.
Sometimes I find myself getting angry for no reason. It can be from something I've seen or read. No explaination. Then I tell myself to breath, relax and be grateful. I'm not where I'd like to be, yet, but where I'm at is not that bad.
Besides not making sure she had sunscreen on her back we had a pretty awesome time on this day. Poor Bria had to sit forward on the drive back because her back was slightly toasty. Dem clouds tho 😍
As I sit here on the couch wrapped in a blanket I think of this warm day on Cedar Island, on my birthday.
I met Maren in 2013 and since then she has been one of my favorites to work with. Her persona has such a beautiful flow to it and she has a warm soul to match.
I love this tree. Every time I go to Cedar Island I have to photograph someone on it. The windblown shape makes for great angles. When going to Cedar Island I get asked 2 things: do we get to shoot in the road and are we going to use the tree. More often than not both are a yes.
I made my first trip of the year out to Cedar Island with Alycia and Norma last week. They had been wanting to go for the longest time and they were like giddy kids at Christmas when we set up the excursion. As soon as we crossed over the bridge they said, in unison, "The road!".
We got a few shots on the marsh road. Traffic wasn't that bad but I wanted to get to the beach before the sun got too high. We got to play on my favorite tree. The horses from the ranch were out so we got as close as we could for some shots with them.
It was a great trip and the girls had a blast. Plus being able to sunbathe fully nude was a new experience for them. Guess that's what happens when no one comes down to that end of the beach for about 3 hours.
Sometimes it's just wanting to experience this feeling. No one around to judge you, breeze blowing waves crashing. Outside of your mind and open to the universe.
A secluded beach, several rolls of film and a woman willing to run around said beach nude.