What I found most compelling about the time Jenni and I shared with Shuva was the depth of the experience – and I mean ‘depth’ in the photographic sense. When I’ve been photographed in the past, it’s always felt two-dimensional, as though there was an unspoken resignation between the artist, the camera and me that what we were doing, let alone what the artist was creating, would be confined to a space measurable by x- and y- axes.
With Shuva, the experience was three-dimensional, and then some. Not only did she, and we, move around our settings and each other, we also had the opportunity through her questions and guidance – to move through time, and experience moments in our relationship that brought texture both to the experience of being photographed and to the finished product. What a gift!
WHAT IS BELOVED?
BELOVED is for couples in love who have been together for at least 3 years. Starting price for this unique opportunity to celebrate yourselves is $185. If you and your partner are interested in experiencing BELOVED, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
WHERE IS BELOVED PHOTOGRAPHED?
As of January 2015 I’ve photographed BELOVED sessions for more than 40 couples in nearly 20 cities throughout Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Some couples are photographed in their homes, some are photographed outdoors. Cities represented on this map are as follows:
- In Iowa: Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Oxford, Mount Vernon, Eldridge, North Liberty, New Liberty, Bettendorf, Davenport, Iowa City, Marion, Muscatine, Robins, Anamosa, Grinnell, LeClaire, Solon and Blue Grass.
- In Illinois: Peoria, Rock Island, Atkinson
BELOVED in the MEDIA
Interview on PAULA SANDS LIVE–KWQC-TV6, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Guest article in HEALTHY CELLS MAGAZINE – FEBRUARY 2012 (QUAD CITIES & IOWA CITY editions)