Photography by Magnolia & Magpie
This lovely collection came at a perfect time. Our Halloween feature yesterday featured a story of a powerful woman whose lover was taken from her, and she turned to hatred and vengeance to get herself through her heartache. Today's story is the exact opposite. Finding femininity in loss and heartbreak. Being left alone to find one's own self and reflecting in those thoughts that occur in such a terrible place, only to come out stronger and better, ready to face the world with grace again.
The rain has such beautiful symbolism here. The gloom of this broken woman's spirit, letting go and unleashing the negativity and the sadness, only to emerge brighter and better than ever before! In a house left empty from her beloved. A time to grieve and to heal. Magnolia & Magpie Photography Co. is a huge inspiration for us, and we love the stories her photography tells. Of love, sadness, delight, despair...
Cameo, the photographer, explained the inspiration behind this set, and we are simply in awe of her way of capturing such poise, especially in her first attempt at boudoir.
"The beauty of a woman’s sensuality, for me, lies within her complexity...her ability to be both strong and vulnerable, full of longing and yet at peace with the world, perfectly graceful and potently fierce. This was the first boudoir session I ever photographed and I sought to highlight the complexity of the female. I imagined the tale of a woman whose lover had gone away, perhaps to war, perhaps lost in death, as she traversed isolation and found her strength within her spirit."
We love stories such as these. If you have your own story to share, real or inspired, please submit to us here. We love this community and we are in awe of the beautiful images we see every day!
Photography: Magnolia & Magpie Photography // Hosting: Michael & Carina Photography // Design and Planning: Honey & Cinnamon // Florist: ISA Events // Venue: The Villa Centofinestre // Model Agency: 4 Upper Models // Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Stella Mongodi of Organic Brides // Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart // Jewelry: Susie Saltzman // Lingerie & Robes: Girl with A Serious Dream // Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Tara Spencer // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Ribbon: Orchide de Soie