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OPHELIA IN THE WATER GARDEN

Style Session • Sanford, Florida • January 1, 2016


Ophelia's Water Forest // A portrait series inspired by the story of Ophelia, the idea of rebirth, connecting with nature & water, and the poem "Sleeping in the Forest" by Mary Oliver // Photography + Creative direction: Shaina DeCiryan @shainadeciryan Photography | Makeup: Bray of LilMonsta Artistry Instagram | Model: Auburn Rose | #lookslikefilm #modelcall #darkbeauty #siren #mermaid #redhead


Ophelia's Water Forest // A portrait series inspired by the story of Ophelia, the idea of rebirth, connecting with nature & water, and the poem "Sleeping in the Forest" by Mary Oliver // Photography + Creative direction: Shaina DeCiryan @shainadeciryan Photography | Makeup: Bray of LilMonsta Artistry Instagram | Model: Auburn Rose | #lookslikefilm #modelcall #darkbeauty #siren #mermaid #redhead

Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.
— from Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver

In light + love,

orlando styled mermaid bride photographer shaina
 

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