As a friend said, this photo is a celebration of the magic if unconditional love between mother and daughter, but that also, it's possible to have that kind of unconditional love between people who may have deep connections of other kinds.
Besties in pairs or especially intimate, deeply connected groups; spouses and partnerships of all kinds, family of choice bonds and many more.
These portraits I make in the water are a way of profoundly witnessing, honoring, and celebrating those connections.
The prints become the beautiful evidence we can connect with each day as we look at the photograph and sigh with pleasure and recognition as we connect to those feelings. The prints are the future heirlooms for the generations yet to come.
As we enter this season of warm water floating for Chicago, I'm offering a limited number of immersive aquatic portrait sessions. (sessions are also available in other states and locations starting after May 11th. North Carolina and Florida in June)
Especially after this year of physical closeness deprivation, making photos that celebrate our deepest relationships feels right on time.
A perfect Mother's Day gift (purchase now and make your photo later! I'll deliver* a hand painted card announcing your gift by end of day Wednesday for you to gift your special nurturing figure - all kinds of people mother us if we are fortunate! Add flowers, or other delicious add-ons like springs of homegrown aromatics like lavender and rosemary (for remembrance).
Sessions start at $500.
Add embodied, transformational rituals for releasing what no longer serves your most prized and precious relationship and calling in what you want to manifest together.
Full bespoke packages $2500. Contact me to learn about this option and how you can radically transform the vibration of your relationship and enjoy the beautiful results and documentation for years to come.
xo Hillary Helios
*in Chicago, hand deliver others by FedEx sent out by end of day Wednesday