“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Life can be a bumpy road. My beautiful friend has had quite the trip this last year. We had a precious day together, and we both really wanted this photo shoot to be an artistic representation of her journey. The brokenness. The growth through the hardship. Then the promise of a hope and a new beginning. This girl has so much in store for her, and I can’t wait to see how she shines and flourishes in the years to come.