The Silent Revolution

“People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M Keith, The Paradoxical Commandments (The Silent Revolution)

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Those brief moments...

“Because it is occasionally possible, just for brief moments, to find the words that will unlock the doors of all those many mansions inside the head and express something - perhaps not much, just something {...}
Something of the inaudible music that moves us along in our bodies from moment to moment like water in a river.
Something of the spirit of the snowflake in the water of the river.
Something of the duplicity and the relativity and the merely fleeting quality of all this.
Something of the almighty importance of it and something of the utter meaninglessness.
And when words can manage something of this, and manage it in a moment, of time, and in that same moment, make out of it all the vital signature of a human being - not of an atom, or of a geometrical diagram, or of a heap of lenses - but a human being, we call it poetry.” Ted Hughes

Brief moments and human love // portrait sessions from £250

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Fleeting moments...

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” — Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

Capturing those fleeting moments from £250 with alexandradao.com

I would love to hear from you…. 07875 195876 or hello@alexandradao.com

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If you go down to the woods today...

Each season has a colour, a smell, a sound, a feeling. The end of April and into the first week of May is typically bluebell season. I was in Emmetts Garden in Kent running mini photos sessions in their bluebell woods this last weekend. Perfect and affordable gifts - the sessions were for a maximum of 3 siblings and cost £97 for 30 minutes giving you 6 fully edited high resolution images. I am running a similar set up in the lavender fields of Kent this July - please email me to register interest.

Magic hour

With the magic hour of summer evenings drawing near I am starting after school kids portrait sessions in and around Blackheath and Greenwich or a nearby location you love. Sessions are £250 all inclusive which give a relaxed and fun hour of photography with me and then 30 high resolution edited digital files of the session. Perfect to save and print as and when you wish ♡
Please DM to lodge your interest and for available sessions. Sessions typically will start 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm over May, June and July