the wildness tonic sessions

We need the tonic of wildness...at the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
— Henry David Thoreau
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What is a Wildness Tonic Session?

A Wildness Tonic Session is a photography session created out of my lifelong belief that when humans are at one with nature they can be at one with themselves. Nature is our friend and our spirit guide, not something we must own, have dominion over or seek to exploit. It's a place for solace, for healing and somewhere we can go to re-connect with our wild ancestors. The long grass is our church, and we should frequently worship at it's altar.

In it's simplest form, a Wildness Tonic Session is an antidote to daily life, an attempt to re-wild, take a long tall drink of nature and get the hell outside. You don't have to go very far to find wildness, an opportunity to learn from nature, open our eyes and be receptive to what it has to teach us. 

Who are they for?

The Wildness Tonic sessions can be anything you want, as long as it involves being outside. They're for family sessions, portrait sessions, but they're run a little differently to my standard sessions. These are all about planning an adventure, setting yourself free. You don't need to have a purpose for the images, just a desire to go outside, kick off your shoes, have an adventure and set yourself free. 

Think barefoot hikes, wild swimming, 

WHERE DO THEY TAKE PLACE?

I have a list of locations that I love to shoot at, in London, Hertfordshire and beyond. The wilder the space the better. No manicured gardens or well-kept parks. Wildflower meadows, heathland, long grass, rivers, mountains and the hills. Wherever you live, I'm sure we can find a wild space that means something to you. 

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Photography for Free Spirited Humans

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Modern Boho/ Urban Jungle spaces for hire

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Sessions that shift with the seasons 

I run Wildness Tonic mini-sessions four times per year, one for each of the seasons. In Spring we go in search of bluebells and slowly warming up streams, in Summer we find golden lit meadows, rivers to swim in and back lanes to ride our bicycles. In Autumn we look for fallen leaves, and Winter we wrap up warm and head out in the ice and snow. 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Sub-alpine terrace and astonishing views

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