The daffodils are here. I've been seeing them everywhere. Through the windows of dusty warehouses surrounding my studio, on the checkout stand at the grocery store, on my friends' kitchen tables, in the hands of little girls on walks, and buckets and buckets at the flower market. What I love most about daffodils is that they're a sure sign of Spring. With them come the clearing of clouds, cool breezes on warm days, blossoming trees, and the sound of birds chirping on bright mornings. Living in the Pacific Northwest for the last almost seven years, it's an exhilarating, as well as interesting, moment when I realize we've gotten out of what we like to call "the tunnel". When one can look at the sky, actually see a sunset, and is blinded driving west during golden hour (I can't believe some of you have to deal with that every day!).
My sister friend, Ondreya, recently moved away to Eastern Oregon from Portland. :*( She came to visit the other week, and I had the pleasure of photographing her with some daffodils. We've been meaning to have a shoot since I started RUE, so we were long overdue! Her long wavy locks and ethereal beauty are what RUE ANAFEL is all about. It's such a satisfying feeling getting to mix my love of making photographs and arranging flowers. And even better, I got to make something with a friend. Hope you all like it!