a morning with christelle

Below are some of my favorite shots from my session with the talented and lovely Christelle. She was born in France but is now living in Winterthur, Switzerland. She came to me about doing a photoshoot of her and I just about jumped out of my seat for the opportunity. I knew a little of her powerful jazz voice from her work with Soma Sonic, which is luscious and beat-induced music, guaranteed to get you moving, and her harp-playing. She teaches music and voice lessons at the same school as my husband, so we knew each other a little bit before meeting on this cold February morning. You can listen to her here and see her face on the cover of the “Simplicity” album. “Simplicity” by Soma Sonic is also available on Itunes… and I’m telling you, it’s really great stuff.

I’m sure you can see why I was so excited to get these up for the world to see. These images tell such a beautiful story about who she is as a musician and a strong woman, comfortable in her own skin. She played the harp and sang in the middle of a public sidewalk and it was as if we were the only two people in the world.

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