Friday, October 29, 2010

Goddess Photo Shoot With Lisa Beck
....Basking In the Sun!

"Joy is a flower that blooms when you do."
Author Unknown

I've had the opportunity to photograph the divine spirit that embodies Ms. Lisa Beck....she's a veritable Goddess in every sense of the word. In the past ten years of our friendship, I've seen her blossom into this tour de force. Using a unique range of talents, she and her partner Mr. Budhi Harlow have created a dynamic community of dancers, musicians, and percussionists from their loyal following of students. She sings, she dances West African and Bollywood, she's a fabulous djembe and djun djun player, dance choreographer, and she's able to share these passions with her dance students who can't seem to get enough of her classes!

Most of what I love about Lisa, however, is what a steadfast, radiant spirit she is and I think that these portraits capture the grace that emanates from within her. She inspires me on a weekly basis both as a teacher and a friend and to me, that is exactly what being a Goddess is all about!

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Make sure to check out the slideshow...if the music doesn't come on at first, try to refresh the page.

with love, Rachel

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween 2010

Greetings To All You Romans, Superheroes, Pirates, Miss Piggies, Vamps, Pimps, Exotic Dancers, Gladiators, and Disco Stars:

Thanks to you all for helping to make this another awesome Halloween experience! I
loved seeing the costumes, throwing back some jello shots, experiencing all those good vibrations on the dance floor. It was, in short, another amazing Halloween for us!

Here's a slideshow of some of the best pics from the night including those from the photo booth. Don't worry, I didn't post any of the truly risque shots (and there definitely were quite a few). If you'd like any of these pics, you can click on "Visit Gallery" in the upper right corner of the slideshow. Once you're in the gallery, click on the pics you want then click in the upper lefthand corner. You'll be given a choice to "Download Original." You can also choose to download "All Available" if you like.

Oh yeah!!! Don't forget to turn up your sound for music to the slideshow. If you still don't hear it, refresh your screen and it should come up when you click "play" again.

Be good, rest up, and keep the celebrations alive into 2012!

Cleopatra, The Mad Cow, and Senor Beltran!
Rach, Steve, and Jim...