“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” ~Alan Cohen
“When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.” ~Akhenaton
“Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.” ~Harshit Walia
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.” ~Salma Hayek
“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” ~Maria Mitchell
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” ~Eckhart Tolle
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Such a gorgeous smile! 😀
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Love the Marianne Williamson quote. Any post that starts with it, can’t help but be wonderful.
Thanks Renee…me too! Have a great week!
A beautiful shoot Sherry. Besides being s superb landscape/cityscape photographer you are clearly a master at putting people at ease in front of the camera (which is not an easy thing to do) and capturing them in a way that you get a sense of who they are, not simply their physical features. Wonderful photos. ~Rick
Thank you so much Rick. You’re such a sweetie! Maybe it’s also because they sense how much I like what I’m doing…I’ll keep saying “OK…one more photo”, or “Perfect”. A girlfriend accompanied her, and I was asking Vivian if she had a boyfriend, or to talk with her friend during the shoot. Lots of other tricks.
Sherry ,Another quote is “If the subject matter is beautiful ,anybody can be a great photographer” – that’s a compliment to the young lady and yourself for capturing her in the way you have.
Beautiful photos and I love the quotes.
Beautiful portraits of a beautiful woman.
Thank you! 🙂