I couldn't take photographs during the ceremony... but I did take a picture right before. This is where we sat in a circle around a small fire with sage burning throughout. This was the largest smudge stick I have ever seen!
I thought the in camera effect created a sense of what we entered into.
I decided to take my daughter out of school for a day to have a magical experience farther North in New Mexico. On the way to a traditional Navajo Ceremony, my daughter, my mother, and myself all stopped by Abiquiu Lake and appreciate the site of water. My daughter was also excited to clime the rocks. I took a test shot with my camera making sure my exposure was where I wanted it and that shot made me admire the shadows. I watched the shadows as the quickly developed into a photo I wanted to create. A photo that captured the warmth that the day held.
I'll talk more about the ceremony and share another photograph soon.
I have always had a hard time photographing outside the projects I am working on, so when Aline Smithson inspired me to "shoot what I know", I decided to take the idea and photograph my life, my family, my garden, and whatever absurd happenings fill my frame.
I will be posting at least one picture every week and am excited to share these moments with you photographically!
You have found my new website! I will be adding on to it more throughout the next couple of weeks!
I am going to have more prints available along with new shows and publications to tell you about!
Check in again soon,
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