Into the wilderness ~ Vancouver Island Outdoor Boudoir Photography


“I’ve lost my wild heart once. Twice. Too many times to count.

I’ve lost her most often when I’ve forgotten myself, when I’ve denied my own truths, when I’ve pushed down the need to create for so long that my heart...she finds better things to do.

The funny thing is, that the losing and the finding are interwoven.

We must lose our wild hearts from time to time, I believe. 

We must so that we know why we need them. 

We must so that we remember that in order to be found we must go into the wilderness. 
Sometimes, it is only in the getting lost that we can find our way back home.” 

― Jeanette Le Blanc


There's something special about the towering trees, the crashing waves, and unrelenting power of mother nature. I've always found a home in the ocean - found solace in her tandem gentleness and terrifying strength. Shooting this session at Sombrio beach filled an artistic emptiness in my heart I didn't know I had (and so did meeting this incredible babe, but that's a whole other story!). There is something so special about creating empowering magic with wild women in the wilderness. This woman especially - she has such a unique and breathtaking energy. Grounding and simultaneously up-lifting. I actually met this incredible woman when she was sent my way because she was gifted a boudoir session. I was like a bee to honey - instantly drawn to her sweetness and ability to laugh in the face of challenges. Almost a year later and I am lucky enough to call this incredible woman a dear friend. I am so deeply grateful that my work connects me to SO many inspiring women - lifting each other up and making the world a better place for the next wave of babes. 

Without further ado... one of my favourite wild women, in one of my favourite wild places. 



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