The Photographic Journal

Honey Child

Essay 344 • Oct 8th 2018

When the wind comes to a pure, free, golden woman, it guides her steps to dance. Glorious beams of sweet sunlight bring strength to wings that others determined would not and could not fly. She comes straight from nature, wildness eclipsed in amber eyes and lips dripping in nectar. Strange and sweet all at once, blood of honey and grace defined. The glowing beauty of a honey child.  

This series sets out to embody the textures, tastes, and feelings that accompany nature’s sweetener. Honey Child formed from personifying the glow and freshness of bees’ biggest gift to us, honey. As we follow the breeze into the autumn spell these images are meant to help us feel the oozing sensation of the bit of warmth left in the season.


Loreal Elder is an Indianapolis based photographer who dwells in creative portraiture and daring couples. She started her photography journey long before considering it a profession. These days she strives to create unusual portraits for other artists and individuals interested in more than your typical headshot/family picture/wedding capture. She enjoys working with those who are open to ingenuity, getting weird, and becoming vulnerable. Having the opportunity to work alongside models and real couples enables and challenges Loreal to create a sense of cohesiveness through two very different types of work. It is her intent to continue delivering the unusual, unique, and intentional works to her fellow creatives and clients.

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Model –  Camryn Sichting
Make Up – Moriah Justin
Wardrobe/Styling – Juliann Cloar