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!

To find out more about their classes and community, visit

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

with love, Rachel


Unknown said...

Rachel, thank you for your sweet blog about another incredible photo shoot with you. The photos get more and more magical, and I am thrilled with these from our Goddess shoot. I look forward to seeing more of what you create behind the camera. Keep up the amazing work. You are such an artist!