Corina | Senior

February 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Happy Monday all! In the craziness that ensued last autumn, like often happens, blogging my sessions fell a bit by the wayside. This sweet girl's session just happened to be one of those sessions and I'm beyond thrilled to be sharing it today. 

Corina was a gem to photograph. I love everything about this chic. She is her own person. Completely. I know every seventeen year old is special, but I think Corina has this quality about her that takes originality to another level. She takes any mold you might be hoping to put her in and tosses it out the window. She loves what she loves, is who she is, and does it all with a sort of quiet determination. She’s not your average chic. Not even close. She's tougher, by far. (No offense to all the rest of us whose tails she could definitely kick.) She is strong, inside and out. The interesting part is that she's also incredibly observant. Maybe that's what makes her a fabulous artist. Her dad was bragging about the logo she's created for one of his businesses, as he should, and I was thoroughly impressed with the art that she made.
Something I came away with from the session is how brilliantly varied femininity can be.  I love the version of femininity that Corina embodies.  She makes me proud of how unique and awesome women are.  I think sometimes femininity gets labeled as all things pink, frilly, and dainty-to-the-point-of-fragile.  I love pink, but I really, really dislike that representation of women.  Maybe that’s why I loved capturing Corina so much.   She wears her strength more boldly than most, and this takes courage, because it’s so much easier to blend with the wallflowers than to be who you are.  That Corina lives this at seventeen has me thinking her future is bound to be bright.  It takes some of us a lifetime to figure out how to be ourselves.  Not this one.  Corina, it was such an honor to have you in front of my lens.  I think you are a stunning human being.

 

H&MU: Tonya Gorby


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Hey there!  I'm Deborah Grace, and this little space you've stumbled into is a peek into my world, and into the world of those who've allowed me into their stories .  I'm a photographer, an artist, a storyteller, and a dreamer.  I adore the way photography has afforded me the opportunity to glimpse into people's stories.  People are beautiful, imperfect, messy and wonderful.  I think most times we just need to know that we're doing okay at this life thing.  That's why I take photos.  I think people often miss the beauty of their own stories because they're in the middle of them.  I think my lens is basically just a gift God put in my hands to help others see how wonderful they really are, and that their stories matter.  I always feel like the lucky one because I am.  Getting to hear your messy, imperfect, hilarious, one-of-a-kind adventure-of-a-story never fails to convince me that in spite of everything, God is making something really beautiful out of all of us.  And that inspires my socks off every time.   So yes.  I'm the lucky one who gets an in to the beautiful stories that people are.  I love new friends so drop me a line if you'd like to connect.  -xoxo 

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