A Week ago I embarked on my final week of Beloved homework and begun a new chapter in my photography work. Over the past six weeks and even earlier I have learned that Beloved is not something you DO, It is something you ARE. It’s a technique yes, but it teaches so much more than any other photographic class you will EVER be apart of.
Jesh De Rox is the masterful photographer, artist and all round amazing human being behind Beloved. His determination to produce real, emotive, truthful imagery every session began this journey and I’m fairly certain in a short portion of time this is going to be a mainstream technique.
It has taught me to look at myself SO much and work on my worth to help encourage those around me. I love that he encourages you to see beauty in the every day and every being, It’s just a natural place for me to feel at home.
Kirsty and I have known each other for over 7 years she was my manager at a bar I worked at during university. When I met her she was always serious, cranky but a hell of a lot of fun to be around once she let you past the facade.
The bar men would try to out do each other to annoy her week in week out and it soon became a ‘must do’ shift on a Saturday night with the Ranch Family just to see what would happen next. I was never any use past 2am (past my bedtime) but Kirsty always kept me laughing and working through past 5am most Sunday mornings.
We developed a really close friendship over the course of the Ranch being open and she has continued to be a huge part of my life. With university and children we haven’t caught up for sometime and this was a PERFECT time to reconnect in the best way.
Angelo and Kirsty’s relationship is only a few years old and while I hadn’t been able to really get to know him in the past, last weekend gave me a beautiful insight into what they share.
I have NEVER seen Kirsty SO happy. Ever.
She struggled to keep a serious face when Angelo would tease or banter with her and not a moment later she was in hysterical laughter and not able to breathe from the giggles. I must admit I was doubled over a couple of times in laughter as well from just experiencing being around them.
Looking past the laughter, you can really see the bond they have developed and just how much passion and love lies behind it. They are gentle, loving and beautifully incapable of finishing a sentence when the other is there.
I was witness to two gorgeous human beings at their best and I can’t thank you enough for letting me be apart of this beautiful photography experience.