The Poetry of Land

Deeply missing this land today…feeling the last wind whipped rains on the shores of my love tonight… Filongley, 3 years ago now, January, before the burst of Spring, I thought I’d found love again, but alas it was dashed. What life grows from these long, rough Winters? What clings to the shore, persistent, remarkable, trembling with texture and colour? Ah, sweet life, how I love you.

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Celebrating Fall

I can’t help but be so grateful for the opportunities I have had to capture cozy love and play at this time of year!
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It’s hard to stay positive during these present times. And all we can do is go one day at a time, do our best to stay safe, protect others, and celebrate simple joys – like rainy days, Fall colours, and muddy puddles!
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There’s still time for Fall or Frosty Coco Family Sessions to get some lovely, natural portraits for the Winter Holiday gift season. Come on over and visit me on Facebook and DM me at @AppleStarPhoto to ask about Full sessions, Mini Sessions and Gift Certificates.

Warmly and wildly,
Belinda White
Apple Star Photo

~ Roots ~

Trisha Spire

A spur of the moment wild photo session

into the woods,

down to the stream,

connecting with roots…..

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Gifts

wild being project

At all times, if we listen and look deeply, our natural mother offers gifts, fallen wings, a feather, bone, seed, a storm, or bright star, symbols beckoning us closer to ourselves… closer to our place in the great story of life…

I felt so grateful and honoured to spend time with Wendy ~ mama, woman, artist, holding herself with such tender love and respect, sharing this witness, embodied play, and exploration with her two daughters.

“Ohhh bless so many so many sweet moments with you tonight!
So grateful.
Working with Belinda was like opening a portal.
An adventure in unfolding.
Like a therapy session in photos.
I’m so grateful for tonight thank you so much.
Indeed it was an amazing thing for my daughters to witness.
Thank you so much.”

@wendywaddellwisewomanarts

Who are you as a wild being?

When you begin to follow the tracks into your inner wilds ~

Listen to small and large shifts in the natural world around you ~

Fully embody both your grief as parts fall away, and your gratitude as new gifts are offered?

I am deeply mystified by the fires and smoke, by the moths up here in the North West Coast, both come to devour the trees. I am humbled by a call to lean into this time of release and transformation, to peer over the edge of the chasm, and breath in deeply what is being asked of me, of us.

As we reconnect with with our own bodies, and begin to write a new story that cherishes our precious existence, our very unique gift to the world, we weave threads of interdependence with all beings. As we carefully tend the coal of our inner compass, our senses awaken to a larger knowing, we begin to orient towards a larger vision: our place in the fabric of life.

Deep within all of us is a child whose birthright of connection, magical mind, and wild, joyful movement was perhaps quelled, in tiny ways, or devastating ones. Rewilding, re entering the woods, meadow, stream and exploring with playful trust, can help draw her out. Can you hear her calling you?

This Autumn Equinox, let us ponder the delicate balance of life, let us slow right down, breath deeply despite our fears, and reconnect one thread at a time with what is precious. Let us hold each other, and hold space for each other. We each have a unique journey, unique challenges, fears, gifts, expressions. We are all needed. Each of our colourful threads is essential, so too are every one of the more-than-human beings, the elements and unseen forces! Let us look to the book of nature as our revered grand mother and teacher, let us listen closely to indigenous elders and wisdom as they still carry what many of us have lost. Let us hold up what we know and love in our hearts, raise our voices and prayers to ALL our relations, and begin creating the world we’d like to see for our children’s children’s children.

With deep gratitude to the unceeded Coast Salish Territories and the Peoples who have tended them with love –Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, I acknowledge as settler, descendant of colonizers that I continue to privilege from stolen lands, and that if I do not participate in reeducating, protesting, shifting consumption, I continue to propagate the theft of land and resources and the ongoing destruction of the mother who sustains us.

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A Beautiful Belly ~ apple star photo

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A Beautiful Belly ~ Maternity Sessions @AppleStarPhoto . . .

There is really nothing more stunning, more precious, and life-altering than carrying your baby. 

A woman is transformed by this experience in ways that words can’t capture…whether it is your first or your third child, those 9 months that your baby is growing within you, when you have them so close, so silent, right there, are a precious time worth remembering for ever.

 

For many of us, the changes to our bodies and hormones are shocking, if miraculous, and can have us travelling waves of emotion.  Each of us experience this time in our own unique ways, and each pregnancy is different, and yet we are all woven into a shared experience when we begin this journey, aren’t we?

You are beautiful, you are strong, you ARE MIRACULOUS!

I am honoured and ever so grateful for the women who have trusted me with the tender work of capturing their beautiful bellies.

Let me help capture this precious time with you.  Feel free to message me at http://www.facebook.com/applestarphoto for more information, or check out my Facebook an Instagram pages for updates, mini sessions and more.

kindly,

Belinda White, Apple Star Photo

 

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