FP Me to You: Lauren Tengy’s Escape to Yellowstone

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Lauren Tengy reflects on a very transformative trip to Yellowstone with FP Escapes.

This post comes from our FP Me contributor, Lauren Tengy.

As a bona fide city dweller, it comes to reason that I’d possess a particular appreciation for the ‘great outdoors.’ It serves as an escape from monotony, and allows for a greater focus on inner self and artistic inspiration that can sometimes be dulled by the grey of New York.

I was fortunate enough to spend three days exploring the mountains and valleys of Yellowstone with an extremely inspiring group of women, and this left a most powerful impact on myself and artistic expression.

Yellowstone’s palette delivered the creative energy that I was so desperately craving. From its vibrant geothermal wonders, which materialize spontaneously throughout the park, to the watercolored V-shaped slopes of its “Grand Canyon,” it is most certainly not lacking in iridescence.

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Beyond just the park gates, where faded cowboy boots clop on wooden sidewalks and neon motel signs burn bright, a distinct personality emerges. An unrestrained ego, which I have only begun to explore in my own artistic practice.

Let it be known, however, that it was not in the colors of nature where I found the most powerful artistic influence, but rather in the relationships forged with the women that I met during my stay.

We arrived in this place without knowing one another, but we left as sisters. Each of us came slightly broken. I know I was. We came here to heal and to grow and, in doing so, we learned how to love ourselves, which is something I believe we women often lose sight of.

There is undoubtedly a special bond that we share, and there was nothing more inspiring than watching women build each other up again.

I left Montana with the desire to translate everything that screams beauty, that screams woman, into my artistic practice. I want to make every woman I photograph or style to feel her absolute best, and I owe that to the sisters I made along the way.

+ Where do you go to get inspired? Let us know in the comments? 
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Comments

  1. You may have stayed in a motel in Montana but Yellowstone is in the state of Wyoming.
    So many people get that wrong…
    Still, it looks like you saw the best of our beautiful National Park!

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