It’s always a pleasure getting to partner up with the beautiful Victoria Bardega. This girl attains the sweetest soul and a good heart she strives to share with others. The main way she loves to show her heart is through her written words. Victoria is the author behind a beautiful blog full of uplifting treasures every woman needs to hear. She is head over heels in love with Jesus and it’s so obvious in the ways she forms her sentences and wears her heart on her sleeve.
God has truly empowered her with the gift of speaking and encouraging others, especially women. If you haven’t had the chance to read some of her posts, stop what you’re doing and head over to her blog for some spiritual encouragement. I’ve photographed Victoria before and each time she tells me she “doesn’t know what she’s doing” and then is by far the most natural and easy person I’ve ever taken portraits of. This time we rented out time in the wonderful Tina Sargeant’s Refine Studio, the most lovely naturally lit studio space in all of Lakeland. Its truly a hidden gem amongst the busy street of North Florida Avenue. There’s so much beautiful natural light that comes pouring into the filtered windows of the studio. The light effortlessly bounces off the stark white walls and intentionally deteriorated ceiling. It was the most perfect place to photograph Victoria since she is such a lover of natural light and the brightest whites. Her amazingly curated Instagram account is the damning evidence of this without a doubt.
It was great getting to catch up with Victoria and I can’t wait for all the exciting things to come for her this year. I have a feeling 2018 is going to be one of her best 🙂 Here is a little snapshot of our evening together at Refine!