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Destiny in her moments of joy…

 

Since I’m not from a place where mountains are a common sight, it’s always something new for me whenever I have the chance to see them up close. My partner is from a small area in upstate NY where there’s gorges, waterfalls, mountains, and quaint little vineyards overlooking lakes. It’s strange in the way that it feels too small to house larger than life spirits, and yet it’s where I first met this lady who’s spirit is grand in it’s genuineness. Destiny and I met through my partner (she’s his brother’s fiance) and it’s a bit crazy how we’ve bonded over the past year or so. She’s a wild soul from Minnesota with a goofy nature, and has some of the most killer calves I have ever seen in my entire life.
While in Watkins Glen, we spent a few hours at Castel Grisch winery and just because the feeling was right, we had a mini session full of self love, laughter, and lots of dancing. 
Seeing someone be themselves is cathartic for me. Picking up my camera for the hell of it always turns into someone’s inner joy being exposed, and me having the luxurious opportunity to see inside them.
It’s a very beautiful thing.

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” ~Audre Lorde