Quin Bennett {A Free People Beauty}

If you know me, you know I have quite a few loves in my life.
Two things that are right at the top of the love-list are:
* my childhood best friend of 23 years, Quin
* Free People anything

After a long and incredible wedding season, my shutter-heart desperately needed to just play.

Heart Happy Dance Recipe
1 prettiest-girl-on-the-planet
1 magical-kingdom location
1 {free people} cozy beanie
1 {free people} work-of-art dress
1 kickass hair and makeup artist (
who else, but Amy w/ The Blushed Co.)

>>> works every time.

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Lady Q

my boudoir work holds a very near and dear place in my heart. and I hardly EVER get to share it with the world (for obvious reasons). so when I do get to share a handful of photos from these special shoots, my heart feels like it might explode.

there is something so very incredible about the beautiful pieces that make up a woman -- body and soul. many of those pieces don't get to see the light of day very often, hidden and smothered by society and the world's standards of beauty. so I make it my personal mission to lure those pieces to the surface so that I can capture them and make them immortal.

and it. is. magical.

{hair and makeup by : Amy Castaniero}

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meet my friend Mycah.
she makes up one half of the two hearts behind Redmond Digital Media.
she is sweeter than tea in the south.
and I'm blessed to call her "friend".

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Soul Being : Hallie Elizabeth

Earlier this year, I began a new creative endeavor.
I wanted to spend time with and capture pieces of fellow artists.
I want to surround myself with people who inspire me, people who create their art in a different way than I do.

{Soul Being}
Part 2
Hallie Elizabeth //

When did you first start sketching?
"I've always been a sketcher and a painter. Anything I could get my hands on (including walls, tables, or my own body), I would draw on. My nickname as a child was 'paper trail', because I always left a mess of paper everywhere I went. It helped that my mama encouraged me every chance she got. I remember that she wallpapered one room of our tiny apartment with all my drawings."

What inspires you most?
"An inky blue night sky, scattered with millions of brilliant and milky stars. I find inspiration in the sea. I find inspiration in my femininity, my culture, and within the collection of all of my experiences and emotions, both joyful and heartbreaking."

What do you love most about what you do?
"That art is sincerely my therapy. It helps me process just about everything. Art frees me from anything that tries to hold me down. It just makes me happy."

How does what you do effect your day to day life?
"If I didn't work on art everyday, I would likely go crazy.
Every day, art opens my mind and my soul to millions of hidden facets in this world that I would probably never see or explore otherwise."

... You can see more from Hallie by ...
- "like"ing her on facebook
- following her on instagram
- visiting her website
browsing her etsy shop

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