My next double exposure!
I posted in January that I needed to get out of the house more, so I made a decision I'd take a portrait of someone I love, and double expose it over a part of our fair city, to which that person feels connected.
This exposure is my bestie, +Maryanne Wirkkanen
and the glorious cherry blossoms that fire off around our city for just a few weeks each spring. Maryanne and I share a love of sunshine and so the cherry blossoms to us are the city's signal that summer is coming, that winter is over, and that even though the rain will continue, there's hope. Maryanne also has a thing for flowers and nature, taking care of the earth, and being outside, so I could have done a whole whack of different 2nd exposures.
I went with Cherry Blossoms because while Maryanne is an extraordinarily strong person, with firm and deep roots in her faith and in herself, and who has weathered all sorts of storms, much like the cherry blossom trees who stand tall all winter, she also is a gentle and kind soul who bursts into all sorts of blossoms and beauty. Also much like the cherry tree, she often blooms in warm weather :)
And, like how a cherry blossom tree is actually native to Japan but has been planted here in Vancouver, Maryanne has a wanderer's heart that longs to be planted overseas. No matter where she is planted, there she shall bloom, this much I know.
Maryanne, My Cherry Tree.