Frolic

Some artists possess a talent to remind you that life is not four walls or a grey cube, that it is a vast delicious landscape waiting to be discovered, calling to you in the deepest corners of your dreams at night.

Jasmine Fitzwilliam is one of those. From the moment I met her, that fire was clear. And contagious. (She also has the best hair ever. If I had curls like hers, I’d play with them all day.)

There is a reverence and awe in her photographs. And a sense of whimsy and fun and danger.

It’s easy to find yourself slipping into the scenes she’s captured, whether it’s a long weekend in Palm Springs with friends or a trek into the desert to let the stillness overtake you or a walk in the woods as the afternoon sun is sliding down.

Even in the moments of real life, there is beauty, and I so admire those who can capture it in images like Jasmine can. She tells stories. And the world desperately needs more storytellers like her.

Do you tell your stories with pictures or word? Or maybe a combination of both?

{all photographs property of Jasmine Fitzwilliam, used with permission — and Jasmine does weddings and other shoots too, so if you’re in the market for some magic, she’s an excellent choice}

Portland, Oregon

Just a few photos from my weekend in Portland. I rolled through this city last summer on my road trip, but I didn’t appreciate its charms until now.

1: Chana Masala from the PSU Farmer’s Market, the largest and most awesome farmer’s market I’ve ever seen
2: A sweet, playful name for a store
3: Scene from Back Alley restaurant, which has me longing for my own outdoor area
4: Sunset down a Portland street
5: Pears hanging on the tree in my friends’ backyard
6: Flight home, racing away from the sun

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Credits

Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.