O Lorien! The Winter Comes.

We here in Virginia got a slight bit of winter weather, so the inner hobbit in me grabbed my best gal Friday and screamed “WE’RE GOING ON AN ADVENTURE”. My wonderful model braved the snow on a beautiful and crisp winter day to help me make some stunning images. I am a huge fan of the works of Tolkien, so this shoot was inspired by my longing for his world to be my own. At first concept I took more of a fairy approach over an elven one, but in the end the sad song of forgotten lore called to me.  Enjoy <3

Galadriel’s Song of Eldamar
-J.R.R Tolkien

I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:
Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.
Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,
And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a golden Tree.

Elven Siobhan Young Photography
Beneath the stars of Ever-eve in Eldamar it shone,
In Eldamar beside the walls of Elven Tirion.
There long the golden leaves have grown upon the branching years,
While here beyond the Sundering Seas now fall the Elven-tears.

Elven Siobhan Young Photography
O Lórien! The Winter comes, the bare and leafless Day;
The leaves are falling in the stream, the River flows away.
O Lórien! Too long I have dwelt upon this Hither Shore
And in a fading crown have twined the golden elanor.

Elven Siobhan Young Photography
But if of ships I now should sing, what ship would come to me,
What ship would bear me ever back across so wide a Sea?