Celia: Leading with her heart.
September 2nd, 2013 | SarahLove
While I document, I sometimes ask questions in between changing out lenses. It’s more than just to break the tension (if there is any) I find all of my subjects and peoples lives very fascinating.
Celia is no different yet at the very same time she is just totally so different. Meaning she is fascinating and so much more!
I don’t know why I asked her this question but I just did. I asked her if she could do something in her life that she isn’t currently doing, what would she do.
Her answer without a heart beat passing? ‘Dance.’
‘Then why don’t you dance?’
Celia, ‘Oh… I am already in softball and I don’t think my parents will let me…’
‘You should dance!’
Giggling, ‘Yeah…. maybe someday.’
‘No, I mean right now! You should dance right now.’
And with those words, we laughed and danced and twirled until she was dizzy, laughed some more, exchanged pants for a skirt then back again AND THEN?? I created one of my most favorite pictures ever. Yes, ever. I love that it’s of Celia because I feel like she showed me a piece of her heart dancing freely, without music, witnessing something so incredibly beautiful.
Approaching the session, I had no idea that ‘leading with your heart’ would come to fruition for me, teaching me growth as a photographer and in turn, teaching me something about life. She was one hundred percent herself and in turn that allowed me to just be me too.
Celia, You are one of a kind in the very best sort of way.
Look at her natural leg rotation!
LOVE this one. LOVE it.
Lead with your heart.
Celia, Thank you for your honesty and spirit like no other.