Why Mandorla?

Mandorla is the ancient symbol for wholeness

Two whole circles cross to create a third 'liminal space', a space for, contemplation, inspiration and growth. This space would not be possible without both of the bodies being present. This symbol I feel represents the threshold of marriage beautifully: two whole elements joining to create a sacred space of connection and creation. This symbol has been present within many ancient cultures, from the Egyptians to the Greeks and Romans, and its use has been traced back to Kaballah, Buddhism and medieval Christianity. This potent symbol represents the coming together of heaven and earth and the link between the divine and human. This principle leads my practice and I aim to use my photographic frame to hold my subjects with love as they step to the fringes of their liminal space when within their wedding ceremony.