Woooo!!🎉🎉🎉 Joe’s proposal to Lauren is featured on @howheasked 💍 link temp. in bio!! 💏congrats you two!!
Just realizing I never posted this full set. What! Get readyyyyy:) #somethingdifferent #makeportraits
Back when I fiiiiirst started out I’d arrive to locations super early to scout the area and to make a mental map of what shots/poses I’d get (even if it was a place I’d already been). I also kept sessions to 45 min partly because I was scared of running out of planned ideas.😅 It was helpful at the time, but it also started to feel like I was sucking the creativity out of my shoots. Yes it was good to have a plan, but by planning in such detail I had unintentionally boxed myself in to a rigid set of goals. I felt stifled. I decided I needed a new approach. So little by little, I made it happen. I still enjoy arriving early — I’ll walk around to familiarize myself if it’s a new spot, or gather fresh ideas if it’s not. But as for the rest? I’ve learned to let go. I let the personality of the couple or person I’m photographing guide me, I let the light move us, I let the season affect us. Every photographer is different and there’s no right or wrong way, but for me, finding that way to loosen up helped to re-open that creative door. Today I enjoy sessions more than ever, because I’m not afraid to experiment. And often, that’s what gets the best shots. All this to say, don’t be afraid to mix things up. Don’t be afraid to go with the flow. Don’t be afraid to try an idea and if it just isn’t working, then simply move on to the next. In the end, that’s what being an artist is all about, right? 💛
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