Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful wartime inspired shoot and the story of a travelling soldier and his lady love.
It brings remembrance of those stories that your Grandma told you while snuggled by the fire on a lazy afternoon… the romantic liasons of the past that stirred your soul and left you hopeful to be so blessed in love..
It embraces an era of heartache but also one of joy and of resilience through the harshest of times.
Images were captured by Aleigha Kelley of Through The Looking Glass: Artistic Imagery.
Aleigha is a unique and imaginative natural light photographer specializing in concept/fine art photography in the upstate of South Carolina.
She says of this stunning wartime inspired shoot…
The backstory on the session was a long stirring idea to bring two complete strangers together to create a story that would capture the heart.
To recreate a feeling and a moment in time while honoring people who truly lived love stories like this one long ago.
My inspiration came from several things…..
Being a history nerd and lover of all things from the 1940s/World War 2 era.
Wanting to pay tribute to my late great Aunts personal love story that is very similar in many ways to what we followed here.
And also so many songs that really take the mind to and heart right to these moments and what it must have been like to say goodbye to your soulmate as they leave us for the unknown.
Before this session our models Tim and Billie had never laid eyes on one another and had no idea what was in store.
As he walks up the pathway their natural chemistry speaks for itself.
Photography – Through The Looking Glass: Artistic Imagery
Location – Boxwood Manor – Pendleton – South Carolina
Car – J-Rap Restorations