some people, some images, some moments transcend beauty….

this series of boudoir are the most intimate & special images i have ever made…
my lovely friend  is a stunning woman….graceful…kind…at ease with herself….

inside & out…she has long lovely limbs & beautiful hands….

there is a sweetness that lingers everywhere she is….

she lounges & crosses her legs with ease….toned by running & life….

the beautiful lingerie and yet not as beautiful…

as what lay beneath the surface…..

life & love & inspiration & motherhood & intimacy & laughter

the sweet underneath

in honor of women everywhere…xoxo
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if you want to follow HOLLYE’S story you can
read her beautiful blog THE SILVER PEN or catch
up with her on THE HUFFINGTON POST….xoxo

a little more sweetness...

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  1. Jan 06-2011 , 01:30PM
    Beautiful, incredible and inspirational - thank you for sharing!
  2. Jan 06-2011 , 01:30PM
    Once again, another beautiful post done with the grace and brilliance only you could create... I think I love you Elizabeth Messina...xoxo
  3. Carol Sawyer:
    Jan 06-2011 , 02:48PM
    This is magnificent and an inspiration to all.
  4. Jan 06-2011 , 05:36PM
    Elizabeth,

    So beautiful and moving on so many levels.
  5. Jan 06-2011 , 08:40PM
    so amazingly touching. Beautiful work, beautiful story, beautiful people. An inspiration!
  6. Jan 06-2012 , 02:56PM
    honestly, this has to be the most beautiful post, i have ever seen. i had to stop and allow the strength of these photos, to seep into me. thank you, a teary thank you, for the bravery, you have handed me.
    xo
  7. Jan 07-2012 , 08:01PM
    Wow. Happened on your site and wow. The photos themselves are gorgeous, but of course, the last shot... well, wow.
  8. Jan 07-2012 , 10:19PM
    This is so beautiful and touching, so inspiring to see people full of life even during tough times.
  9. Jan 09-2012 , 03:04PM
    wow these are just.....just pure beauty
  10. Jan 15-2012 , 04:19AM
    great photos. im a fan of kiss the groom.
  11. Jan 15-2012 , 09:22PM
    Oh Elizabeth! I literally started crying! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
  12. Jan 17-2012 , 07:10AM
    I'm so touched. Just think how she and any intimate friend must feel. Thank you for your part in this magic.
  13. Jan 17-2012 , 02:17PM
    WOW!! This is simply breathtaking! PURE BEAUTY!!