Promise is my favorite model. There are a few very good reasons for this, the first being that she is my best and closest friend. Because she is my friend, a fellow artist and my number one fan, she often has a sense of what I want without having to be directed. That being said, I feel like it's almost impossible to show her real, full beauty with the camera but then that's always the challenge I have with everyone I photograph.
For this series of images, I had the rare chance to take pictures away from home. I fell in love with 'Rock City' at Cooper's Rock State Park, in West Virginia. I've never photographed rocks or ferns before and I found it to be a wonderful experience. We scoped out the park the week before on a visit with my little boy. Promise has the most beautiful wardrobe and I selected fabrics that I envisioned blending with the environment. I would love to go back another day.