Photography by A Twist of Lemon
Few things are more magical than an entire castle to yourself. Such a large, historical, beautiful area left to explore, allowing for self-reflection and understanding. This bridal boudoir editorial by A Twist of Lemon has inspired us to feel adventurous. To seek the less traveled road, to find things out ourselves.
The female body is sacred. It is beautiful, delicate, strong, and has a unique story. We see new faces every day, and we wonder what experiences she has had to get her to where she is today. What hardships and heartbreak she has faced, the love she has encountered, how many times she was sure to fall, but brought herself up again out of the ashes of failure and defeat. Yet, against all odds, she is there, standing right before our eyes, this strong woman appears. She may still be delicate, or she may have a new wall of defense to shield from new obstacles. Regardless, can you see how beautiful she is?
In a way, these strong women are much like the regal castles we see when we visit cities with such culture as this one, in Styria, Austria. A castle allows for fantasies and stories of royals and dukes and battles to be fought for land, liberty, and even for ego. Much like the women we see, it has its own story, it has likely fallen a few times, yet it still stands proudly today. Every time an enemy destroyed a wall, a new one rose, defenses were strengthened, and the people continued forward. This castle has been through more than most could know, but when we see it, all we see is its majesty.
What a fitting environment for such an intimate session. A lady in a castle. A damsel in a fortress. A woman exploring this open, ancient place while seeking her inner peace and understanding.