meraki

meraki (μεράκι) is a beautiful greek word that has no direct english equivalent. it refers to the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work. 

well, hey there! it's been a hot minute since i've posted anything over in this here neck of the woods (but what's new?). however, i love this set of images way too much to not share it in all it's glory-soaked entirety. if it seems like 90% of my photos are of this beauty queen, it's because that's the truth. for the last year and a half-ish, i've been part of the team over at Skin Deep, shooting strong, independent women and learning about their unique interpretations of what beauty means to them. jilian is our resident model, and shooting with her and janelle has truly become the most therapeutic creative partnership for me. these ladies are brilliant, bold, and beautiful, and they teach me so much about life and love on the daily. check out Janelle's post featuring these images and some important words here. enjoy!