“Here is is. The place you’ve been searching for. The place where your soul basks in the warmth and light of life. The place where you heart sings with the birds, in harmony with the wind. The place where your eyes melt into the beauty they meet with. The place where your feet sink deep into profound energy. The place where your mind resides in silence and reflects the sky with it’s stillness. The place of perfection. Where you feel most at home. And you are here. You are always here. Just open your eyes and your heart. Everything is here. And everything is now.”- Ameya Ajay
Natasha is so very talented. She was moving with no music, only to the sounds inside her head. Unplanned and unorganised, we created some magic.
At Peace With Ourselves // Express Yourself
“Enjoy your vulnerabilities. They are the seeds for a beautiful awakening.”- Musingsfromthemoon
BE REAL - Campaign Online Now!
This campaign was created by a beautiful friend of mine, Kate Fenton from The Lunatique. I quickly decided to jump on board soon after. How could I not?!
The #BEREAL project is super special because we don’t see a lot of “natural beauty” anymore, with the amount of photoshop in the media it gives a false sense of what is “real”. With societies high “beauty” expectations it’s so refreshing to see people being so raw, vulnerable and to be authentically themselves. THAT’S REFRESHING!
No BODY is perfect. Nobody is perfect.
I did seven shoots within a week and a half. Photographing girls of different shapes, sizes, hair colours & backgrounds. Trying to get a diverse group of women, who are all strong, powerful, strikingly raw, vulnerable and all equally and uniquely beautiful in their own ways.
I’m over the moon with how it all turned out.
Some of these girls travelled 2-3 hours for these shoots. I appreciate you all for allowing me to capture your beauty.
Keep the movement going, TAG myself and the lunatique in your posts, with the hashtag #bereal.
Love Brooke xx
"Shakti is the energy of the consciousness. The divine creative energy, which creates an entire cosmos."- Muktananda
Spontaneous afternoon light play with Alex times two.
Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom. ~Harriette Hartigan
Late Saturday afternoon on the 11th February 2017. It was a magical full moon; this full moon was the moon of Leo. Leo represents the opening of a new gateway and starting point into the energies of 2017. Eclipses act like the doorways into different energy paths, and are powerful enough to transform, shift and change the direction and flow of your life.
Inner goddess is a project that I had set myself at the start of the year to capture women every full moon of this year embracing their natural beauty. In this day and age it is very easy to get sucked into societies beauty standards. The idea of this project is to celebrate who we are, our bodies, our femininity and our “Inner Goddess”.
I had fourteen; beautiful, courageous sisters come down to the beach that afternoon. Some, who were comfortable being in front of the camera and some who were feeling quite vulnerable. I can’t thank these girls enough for embracing the situation. I feel so humble and grateful that they trusted me enough to photograph them in this way. It was truly a magical afternoon/night I will not forget. To see everyone come together, loving unconditionally was just incredible. We as sisters need to stick together and lift each other up instead of putting ourselves (and each other) down. Every single one of us is different and unique in our own ways. Self-love is not always easy, hey, I’m still learning. It takes practice, it takes time. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and make you feel good about yourself.
“The purpose of life is to find meaning in it, and to connect with others, and the only way to connect, is to be vulnerable.”~ Brene brown
As well as photographing, I also made a video and it just makes me smile every time I watch it. I hope it gives you a big grin and makes you feel all sorts of warm fuzzies! Also Interviewed some of the girls and asked them some deeper questions throughout the blog, give them a read!
It’s only the start of 2017. I can’t wait to meet more beautiful women throughout the year and witness each full moon rise.
"No one is you and that is your power"~ Dave Grohl
“Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.” ―Neale Donald Walsch
Shoot with the absolute natural beauty @billiebillie // For my absolute favourite @treeoflife_love // MUA @calleja_artistryy
Do you are place a limit on how much life you can contain? I pour of myself into your heart and invite you to become nothing and everything, with me. Let us be the sunrise that greets the new day and the sunset that honours the dying of the day, in radiant glory. Let us be the angel of light arising from darkness and the starburst in the awakening heart of a human, beloved. Be the moon at the back of my heart and the sun at the front of my heart. Be wordless and wise. Lest us have nothing that we know for certain and be content. Let us all be nothing. Let us be.~ Rumi
Spent a few spontaneous hours with the gorgeous @aliciavaneyk this week. This shoot was raw and beautiful, listening to the sounds of Deya Dova and choosing an oracle cards that called us. Alicia chose Blood Angel.
Feminine series with Zara, splashing in some film to start off, and then moved onto digital.
"Although you appear in earthly form, your essence is pure consciousness. You are the fearless guardian of divine light." Rumi
Radiating Under A Full Moon
"Radiate in the vibration of already being. When you act, think, and feel from a place of your highest self existing in the present moment your vibration naturally shifts into a state of "I am".
I am love.
I am abundance.
I am health.
I am perfect self expression.
And that is where miracles happen."
Codi, an absolute goddess, embracing her vulnerability down the beach under the full moon in June. xo
FORCE OF NATURE
"A force of nature is a natural phenomenon that cannot be controlled. YOU, woman, are a force of nature. You are a natural phenomenon. You are SHE who cannot be controlled." Lisa Lister
With Tiesh Brooke and Nicole Powell xx
Mixture of film and digital.
"People came from afar to bask in her light."- Rebecca Campbell