What the East Coast Tantra Festival taught me - my 5 most profound revelations

What the East Coast Tantra Festival taught me - my 5 most profound revelations

As I am driving up a mountain, the fog gets denser, the road starts spiraling more, and my heart constricts inside my chest. I am supposedly almost there, but I remember seeing somewhere on a website that if a GPS leads you up the mountain, then you are going the wrong way. But which way am I supposed to go? I can't call my husband because there is no cell phone reception in this area. I drive up, then back down, and then after connecting with my husband...

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the power of conscious dance

the power of conscious dance

When I first started going to Moon Circles that included dance, it was my least favorite part of the gatherings. I was self-conscious and uncomfortable and felt very restricted in my body. As my spiritual journey progressed, dancing became not only less intimidating, but also empowering. At the latest Goddess Gathering (with Jen Rose) there was a girl named Lina who guided us through the dance part of our reunion, and it was such a powerful experience, that I asked Lina to shoot a video together and the fruit of our labor appears below. Lina is a poet, sketch artist, dancer, Tantra Practitioner, and a total complete Goddess!

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salty morning yoga photoshoot

salty morning yoga photoshoot

We have fifteen minutes before the sun rises and since we still need to get to the rocks, where we will be photographing, we practically jog as soon as we park the car at Spanish River Beach

As soon as we step off the wooden boardwalk and sink our toes into the sand, the salty ocean air gives me a grand sense of calm and at the same time energizes me. There is a topless forty-something man with long hair who greets us with a huge smile, 

"Good morning. What a gift!", as he gestures toward the ocean. 

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how accurately do goddess readings portray you? 5 ways this girl convinced me they are dead-on!

how accurately do goddess readings portray you? 5 ways this girl convinced me they are dead-on!

First of all, what is a goddess reading? Goddess reading is an intuitive reading usually done over the phone, during which the woman who is having the reading done, finds out the energy of which goddess she embodies. For the curios, a goddess reading is used as a tool to set the direction for the Goddess Photoshoot, for deeply spiritual people it is a way to connect more deeply to the Divine Feminine. Some women use it just as a way to choose the outfits, props and location for the photoshoot based on the goddess mythology. Others go as far as setting up altars to the Goddess and learning mantras and affirmations associated with their particular Goddess.

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What emotions will these images evoke five years from now? [Mother and Daughter Goddess Photoshoot report]

What emotions will these images evoke five years from now? [Mother and Daughter Goddess Photoshoot report]

A timeless bond of two beautiful women - mother and daughter - captured in beautiful photos: Mother and Daughter Goddess Photoshoot in Boca Raton, Florida. 

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3 things I learned from having my photos taken by a professional photographer

3 things I learned from having my photos taken by a professional photographer

The idea of having your portraits taken might seem glamorous, inviting and at the same time a bit ... daunting. Even for a professional photographer, when she is put in front of the camera and the spotlight is on her. Find out what she learned from having her photos taken by another photographer. 

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a singing yogi

a singing yogi

Imagine taking a hot yoga class that makes you feel like you have worked out such DEEP muscles in your body that you didn't even know existed and all the toxins evaporated from your body leaving you light, sweat pouring down your face which you gave up wiping, and you are feeling proud for having shown up.

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more than just a portrait photography session - (a modern-day) Goddess Photoshoot

more than just a portrait photography session - (a modern-day) Goddess Photoshoot

She was a jovial 18-year old with braces and skin that during that most delicate stage of our life presents the most problems. When she contacted me now, years later, about wanted to be photographed, I remembered her beaming face right away.  

"How old is she now?" I wondered, "she must be around 25". So much time has passed since we ...

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giggly girl

giggly girl

"Please don't mention anything to them about our photographing in the gardens", I caution my model and client, Denise, before we enter Morikami Museum and Gardens.

"Of course", she nods in agreement as we open the heavy doors.

"We are just ordinary park visitors going for a stroll", I mumble to myself as we approach the cashier, an elderly gentleman named Joe.

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powerful and gentle (Goddess Photoshoot report)

powerful and gentle (Goddess Photoshoot report)

This Goddess did not need a confirmation that she was a Goddess and gently opted out of the goddess reading. (A goddess reading, which is included with the Goddess Photoshoot, suggests which goddess' energy you embody and is typically done over the phone by an intuitive goddess-friend of mine). I had met Jennifer Nicole at an event the year before, when hungry for artistic work, I volunteered to photograph a Marry Yourself Ceremony (by Lourdes Starshower). 

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photographing this south florida dancer and performer made my head spin!

photographing this south florida dancer and performer made my head spin!

Immersed into setting up my flash while mumbling out loud about what I am doing, as I often do before and during photoshoots, I get slowly pulled back into this world by a sweet aroma of some essential oil. I glance over at my model, an exotic looking slender Gita, whom I met through an acquaintance, and I see her rubbing the shiny oil onto her legs. "I have a bunch of good luck rituals," she says with a huge grin.

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fine art nude photography

fine art nude photography

"In this country people equate nudity with sexuality",

said Adam, one of the volunteers for my most recent art project. Adam is a member of a Florida Young Naturists group, a community of nudists 18 - 35 years of age. The nearest to Boca Raton nude beach is in Aventura, just north of Miami, in Haulover Beach, where the sand is white and ...

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the twirling leaf, or creative photography for a spiritual entrepreneur

the twirling leaf, or creative photography for a spiritual entrepreneur

Dry leaves are rustling under my feet as I make my way deeper off the paved path, where sunlight does not reach the ground because of the thick foliage above. It looks like someone spilled a giant bucket of sepia to cover this part of the park canvas, with the exception of a few resilient greens that are making their way to the skies. A good way to ensure not getting a spider web on your face is to extend your arm in front of you and wave it in the direction in which you are going ...

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Goddess Photoshoot with Nora + behind the scenes magic

Goddess Photoshoot with Nora + behind the scenes magic

"You will recognize me by a green top and I will probably have my nose in the book" - these were my cues for identifying Nora whom I was about to meet for a pre-photoshooot consultation at my favorite French bakery.

Nora's Goddess is Brigid, the patroness of poetry and inspiration, the ruler of creativity and ...

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