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Lavender Field Film Portrait

Lavender Field Film Portrait’s Story from Elizabeth:

“When I saw this goddess dress on Shop Gossamer, I immediately thought of the way the wind moves through fields of lavender, gently swaying it’s delicate flowers. The dress was simply made for Ruby Moon and the evening light was slightly diffused creating a soft and lovely golden light. Utilizing medium format, this 35 mm film gave our session the soft airy look I was hoping for to match the texture and feel of the gown.”


White Oak Lavender Farm’s vision is to become the nation’s premier lavender company providing high quality culinary, bath, body and spa products. A year-round farm destination they strive to provide experiential opportunities to learn about the importance of managing anxiety, with kind and knowledgeable customer service.


GOSSAMER sells vintage collectible garments and shares it with the world. The Silk Lavender Goddess dress is an “alluring Alberta Ferretti gown in a luscious lavender shade featuring pleated waist, draped silk ribbon on shoulders, and flowing skirt.”




I purchased this set of vintage Dickens books at Beckham’s BookShop shortly after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area. From their webiste: “Beckhams is an independent book store in the beautiful historic French Quarter since 1967. Often customers stroll by on their way to Jackson Square and Cafe du Monde for beignets, surprised that such an independently-owned book store is alive and well in this day and age.”


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Location: White Oak Lavender Farm

About the model: Ruby Moon is a 18 year old model based in Central Virginia pursuing her higher degree in fashion design.

Artist Biography: Beth Seliga, of 3 Cats Photo, finds her calling through documenting the energy and joy within children, the love and bond between couples of all ages, and the inner beauty that each one of us possesses. A recent publication wrote this about Beth and she couldn’t agree more: “Beth Seliga is the creative talent behind the lens at 3 Cats Photo. Passionate about photography from an early age, Beth has experience shooting in many different contexts. She began her career traveling the world as a professional sports photographer with her work appearing in publications including Sports Illustrated, USA Today and Pro Cycling magazine. After having kids and settling down in Albemarle County, Beth transitioned to portraiture. Although she enjoyed the exhilarating days of photographing cyclists from the back of a motorcycle, Beth has a special place in her heart for capturing families on her camera. “I am a story teller show specialized in documenting the energy and joy within children and the love and bond between couples of all ages” says Mom, wife and owner of 4 (no longer just 3!) cats.” Proud recipient of the following accolades and awards: NAPCP Recognition of Merit: January 2014 International Image Competition, Babies. Charlottesville Family Favorite Award Winner: Best Portrait Photographer. Charlottesville Welcome Book: favorite photographer: silver