"This was a very relaxed shoot that developed naturally between the two of us. We had not seen each other in some time, but have had a lasting relationship over several years. This was our reunion and what came from that. We were very open with one another and able to fall right back into as if we had never lost touch. You see our reactions towards each other, and I was able to photograph and display exactly how I saw her. This was all shot on black and white film with natural sunlight and completely unedited. I developed the film myself and you even see the light leaks from the process, which I find to be a gorgeous and a fitting flaw! The entirety of this project was done by hand from start to finish."

Photography: ​Samantha Bales - Instagram

Muse: Chelsea Flickinger - Instagram

Location: Houston, Texas, USA