announcement

03.25.11

hiatus

the freedom project

02.01.11

I have had this project in my heart for well over  a year. I’m not claiming it’s original or hasn’t been done before, but I will say with confidence is that it was born from a place of my heart that I cherish. A place of purity and devotion. I cannot draw, I do not own a paint brush, but I have my camera.

I love my country.

I do not love the direction she is headed. More than anything, I would love to see her brought back to her former days, more along the lines of what our founding fathers had intended.

There is always hope. There is another generation and I consider it an honor to raise up my son to be a man who respects God, his elders, and his country. To know what it stands for and why it needs protecting.

The other day my son told me “he wanted to be in a battle” and to “be a hero”. Of course, as his mother I wanted to yell,“stay safe, no!”. But I kept my fears to myself — we need a nation of men and women who are weary of “safe”.

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“Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength—all the family values—in ten, twenty, or thirty years?

The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now.” — Barbara Bush

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These images are dedicated to my God, first and foremost, and to my country. A love-song, in imagery form, as to what it means to be an American. Dare I say a Patriot.

Lastly, my prior military husband helped me with this session and we were sure to protect and respect the flag during the shoot.

© 2011 Skye Hardwick – Do not use without permission

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“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heavenand will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Stay tuned for more images from this series.

If you are in the San Gabriel Valley  CA area and would like to have your child a part of my Freedom Project, please drop me a line. Especially from those who have a loved one who is currently serving our country.

Furthermore, to the Photographers who may be reading. I am writing an article for my Soulographer Inspiration Blog about connecting your heart to your images using this series as an example. Keep watch for that one!

If you enjoyed this post, I’d appreciate it if you would share it with others who would enjoy it.

Until then.

- Skye xoxo

soulographer blogsite

01.30.11

An invite to my photographer readers to join me at my new inspiration blog for Photographers.

www.soulographer.com

There I will feature articles on such topics as posing, shooting locations, photographing your own kids, and more. Not to mention interviews, product reviews, and giveaways!

Plus, you don’t want to miss out on the new “Studio Tours” . . . you can’t help but feel a bit envious, and yes, inspired!

Here’s a sneak peek from our first Studio Tour —> visit the Blogsite for the full feature.

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