Art, Architecture and Design + Beauty and Determination = A Black and White Series on A Life Reclaimed


Sculptures, architecture, and artistic landscapes + a model who brings her own personal beauty and grace to highlight these works of Art. See a black and white, natural light photo shoot by Roland Basdeo with Rachelle Friedman that demonstrates how a Museum can market to all with Inclusive Images.

Model: Rachelle Friedman

Photographer: Roland Basdeo

Make up and Hair: Denise Hutter, Images by Denise 






Many may recognize the Model in this shoot.  Rachelle Freidman has been referred to by national media as the “paralyzed bride” ever since an innocent playful push in the pool during her own bridal shower with friends landed her with a neck broken and ensuing paralysis.  It has been a long 3 years since then and this shoot shows her determination to reclaim her place in this world.

The shoot took place at the Sculpture Garden and Museum in Raleigh Art Museum. The photographer choose this location for the public sculpture garden, wide open spaces, the use of amphitheater and the texture of the building. He used natural light which diffused the images very nicely. Shoot took approximately 2 hours. 

Rachelle was joined by her husband Chris, whom she married after her injury. He was there to assist and to be in shoot as needed.  He ended up being in a café shot which was one of our Editor’s favorite images.