"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
All over the world, butterflies symbolize many different things including happiness, life, hope, and change. While the world is in a state of chaos, I wanted to feel all things beatuiful through my work.
My goal was to create a series combinding my love for women's portraiture and nature, specifically flowers and butterflies.
For this series, I chose to use an outdoor location shooting high noon for dimension, light leaks, and scattered light for a very natural and raw feel. To ensure proper exposure of the subject, I used a combination of OCF and a reflector.
For post processing, I used photoshop for photo editing. I gave the photos a deeper, saturated feel while keeping the soft feminitiy of the subject. The butterflies were added during this process using butterfly overlays provided by Jessica Drossin.