03 Oct Late Night Nudes- Photographers Gone Arty
The stone courtyard was lit by gas lanterns, warm, golden light that drew the photographers one by one like unwise moths. We had laughed and talked and made eerily beautiful underwater art in a pool under the stars, framed by stone walls full of history and ivy and untold stories. Now we filled a room with candles we found scattered around the house, took each other off to hidden nooks and faded cobblestones, played with light and learned from each other and felt beautiful.
It was our last night in this wonderful space and the most free- with so many beautiful photos on our memory cards there was nothing left that we needed to shoot, so we played with rare freedom, creating together late into the night. I will always remember that feeling, surrounded by artists and friends, painted by and painting with that dreamlike, flickering light.
We weren’t without fear- very real women, we still had our insecurities to fight- but we were fighting them together now and we CHOSE to be fearless. It was an experience that changed all of us. As women who make it their life’s work to show other women how beautiful, worthy and strong they are, we sometimes forget to give ourselves the same love and grace. This was a night of remembering.
I am so incredibly grateful for the strong, brave friends who shared this night and all the other amazing experiences on this retreat. You have changed me, all of you. Plus, you should know… you’re seriously hot. 😉 Naked pool party at my place?