Steph Holmes is one of the most fascinating people that I have the honor of calling my friend and fellow artist. A few weeks ago, we reconnected and caught up with a forested adventure that inspired a sense of awakening from the gloom of the winter season. The air was still bitter, but the sun's rays were bursting between the trees. Steph's insight and perspectives about our world, the immense love in her heart, and the shadows that chase her are only subtly revealed in her work. I tried to capture her style with my camera. The result was a rather unorthodox approach to a portrait session.