When I was editing these images the other day, an old favorite quote came to mind...
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
So true, so powerful. If only we were to treat each other like that in every moment. It may make everyone a little more tolerable. Or at least in my mind, when I'm dealing with someone who is difficult, I try and remind myself that they are likely coming from somewhere that I may know nothing about. So, the moral of the story is, go easy on each other. We don't really know each others stories, what we've been through, what we are going through, who we are, who we've lost, what sadness grips our hearts, what joys... go easy on each other. Its not that easy to do, but its worth it. Not to mention be gentle with yourself as well. Be caring, be kind, be loving... to yourself.
With Chelsie's images, its all about celebrating Chelsie. Capturing her beauty, showing her inner smile.
What I love most about this style of session, is that we all carry our own light, our own beauty, and years down the road whatever circumstance or situations come later... these images remain. Forever capturing the beauty of right now. Life is beautiful.