The Wild Woman Rumpus
“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories from your life--not someone else's life--water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.”
Wild Woman Rumpus is a creative photographic experience offered by Charlotte Watts Photography. Using the model set forth by Clarissa Pinkola Estés in When Women Run with Wolves, we will select a myth or archetype to inspire this collaborative portrait. Together, we will blend these myths and fairy tales with your unique life force, constructing a powerful image that emerges from intuition and spirit. Part ceremony, part energetic healing session, part image-creating, these photoshoots are an exploration in personal mythmaking and a reconnection with our wild natures.
What to expect:
After a brief Reiki healing session to tap into our collective intuition, we will explore several myths, archetypes, and fairy tales to see which one (or many) resonates with you. Next, we will select a location that is specific to your essence. Connecting myth and setting, we will style an image that reflects you. The result is an image that captures the moment when you reconnect with your inner wild woman spirit.
“I learned about the sacred art of self decoration with the monarch butterflies perched atop my head, lightning bugs as my night jewelry, and emerald-green frogs as bracelets.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
15-minute Reiki session
Intuitive archetypal reading
Development of your selection of myth, fairytale, or archetype
Convening at the chosen location to allow magic to flow
Wild Rumpus: $500
15 Minute Energy Healing Session
1-Hour Photoshoot in Studio
5 Retouched Images
1 11x14 inch print
Deep Wild Rumpus: $640
1-Hour Energy Healing Session
2- to 3-Hour Photoshoot on Location
10 Retouched Images
3 11x14 inch prints
Additional services for hair and makeup available on request
"Working with Charlie was intuitive, natural, and spontaneous. Our exploratory session before the shoot was deep and impactful. Like she could really sense into who I am on a profound level. The photo shoot was so much fun. Charlie is truly a visionary and I felt honored to be a part of her unique, creative vision. "
-Kelley Knight, owner, Modern Mystic
"This photo experience with Charlie was incredible. Charlie sat with me and tapped into a part of me that felt inspired. During the shoot I felt comfortable and safe with Charlie's professionalism and direction. I also felt like a wild woman standing in my own skin. Thank you Charlie! "
-TJ Mangrum, yoga instructor, Highland Yoga
"This was such an incredible exploration into my own connection with the land and our Earth Mother. The intuitive guidance Charlie received created a rich and lively discussion from which we were able to craft a plan, and yet the photos themselves were completely unexpected. We let the land decide, and she led us to the exact spot upon which to dance, create, and even shed a little clothing. What a dream!"
-Sarah Cavrak, founder, Wild Moon Women
"My experience with Charlie was as sweet as it was magical. I had no idea how to tap into my deeper feminine or what archetype I could possibly embody and she helped me open myself up to the possibilities. The shoot itself felt safe & I felt encouraged & beautiful. I highly recommend giving yourself this gift of exploring your inner Goddess. "
-Jenn Cook, yoga instructor, FORM Yoga