*BEEP BEEP BEEP* My alarm started going off at 4:30am. Heavy with sleep, all I wanted to do was shut it off and roll back over to continue sleeping, but I had a mission to complete: create amazing fine art nude photos in front of a waterfall. So I got my ass out of bed begrudgingly, it was still dark outside. We counted 13 deer in the misty morning light on our hour drive to begin our hike. We were the only car in the parking lot, save for the car that belonged to the campers who stayed the night before, and that was the whole point of waking up before the sun. We wanted to get out there before anyone else did so we had time alone with the waterfall. And we did, and it was so glorious! I was nearly *DROOLING* over what I saw on the back of my camera! The light, the motion of the water, the grace in Laura's nude form... GAH! Photographic ecstasy I tell you!
Photographing someone in a waterfall is no cakewalk. For one, there was a waterfall directly behind Laura, so we had to communicate by yelling over the roaring water. Not to mention the water was quite chilly. Laura was a trooper though, she held very still for the 2 second exposures, even though there were things crawling on her at times. The photos were definitely worth it though. Laura is a photographer as well and has been on a mission of creating stunning waterfall photos. She has done a series of self portraits, but wanted to have a chance to just be the model in the photos. And now, she gets to be forever immortalized as fine art suitable for a gallery wall! Just look at how the light flows across her skin like silk... mmmm.... sooo much love.