As a Santa Rosa photographer, I recently had the incredible opportunity to work with a therapist whose unique approach to healing through Tantra and Psychedelic Medicine is making a profound impact on the lives of many. This branding session was unlike any other, as we ventured into the realm of spirituality, nature, and the soul.
We scheduled the session to take place during a breathtaking sunset, providing the perfect backdrop with its beautiful clouds painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. The location we chose was an open space with rolling hills in the background, symbolizing the vastness of the human soul and the limitless potential for growth and transformation.
From the moment I met this therapist, I could sense her deep connection with nature and her passion for her healing work. It was important for me to incorporate these elements into the session, ensuring that her message of healing through nature and the soul would be visually portrayed.
As we began shooting, she brought along some of the tools she uses in her practice, including her drum and star rain stick. These instruments play a vital role in her therapeutic sessions, creating a sacred space for her clients to embark on their healing journey. We strategically placed them within the frame, symbolizing the therapist's role as a guide and teacher on this transformative path.
Throughout the session, I was struck by the therapist's authenticity and enthusiasm for her work. It was evident that she truly believes in the power of Tantra and Psychedelic Medicine to heal and unlock inner wisdom. My goal as a photographer was to capture the essence of her spirit and the essence of her practice in every shot.
I wanted to think outside the box for this branding session, to go beyond the traditional headshots and instead, capture the essence of her unique healing approach. We experimented with various poses and angles, ensuring that each photograph reflected her authenticity and passion. Whether she was sitting in meditation, holding her instruments, or simply gazing at the horizon, the images spoke volumes about her connection to the universe and her profound dedication to guiding others on their healing journey.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm golden glow over the landscape, I knew we had captured something truly special. The photographs exuded a sense of tranquility, empowerment, and spiritual connection - precisely what this therapist's brand needed to convey.
This branding session wasn't just about photographs; it was about telling a story - the story of a healer, a teacher, and a guide. The images captured not only her outer beauty but also the beauty of her soul and the work she does to touch the lives of others.
To my fellow Santa Rosa photographers, I encourage you to embrace the opportunity to be creative and think outside the box when working with clients who have unique messages to share. Each branding session is a chance to create visual poetry and craft a narrative that resonates deeply with the essence of your client's work.
As I reflect on this transformative branding session, I feel grateful for the chance to work with such an inspiring individual and capture the beauty of her healing practice. It is a reminder of the power of photography to convey messages, emotions, and stories - a reminder that we, as photographers, have the privilege and responsibility to create art that touches hearts and changes lives.
Diana Jex is a Petaluma based newborn, maternity and family photographer. Serving Petaluma, Sonoma, Marin, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Napa, and the North Bay.