San Jose, California
We met the lovely Dianne and Dominik for The Day After portrait session at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
. I fell in love with the museum
last year, and was happy to photograph here again.
Dianne is simply gorgeous. I couldn’t help but think of Cleopatra
as we walked around the grounds which were adorned with Egyptian symbols like the ankh below.
All of the windows and doorways made for endless photo possibilities.
I can’t decide which doorway photo I like the best.
I shot this one facing the sun which made an unusual lens flare.
Dominik has a strong, handsome profile.
I love this moment!
Leaving the garden…
Dianne’s only photo request was that we take photos in the water. San Jose is far from the ocean, so we went to this fountain instead.
Dominik on the other hand, had absolutely no desire to go in the water.
But he ended up surprising his wife and going in anyway.
And we ended up with my favorite photo from the day.
It Is Her Love that Gives Me Strength
My sister’s love is on the far side.
The river is between our bodies;
The waters are mighty at flood-time,
A crocodile waits in the shallows.
I enter the water and brave the waves,
My heart is strong on the deep;
The crocodile seems like a mouse to me,
The flood as land to my feet.
It is her love that gives me strength,
It makes a water-spell for me;
I gaze at my heart’s desire,
As she stands facing me!
My sister has come, my heart exults,
My arms spread out to embrace her;
My heart bounds in its place,
Like the red fish in its pond.
O night, be mine forever,
Now that my queen has come!