Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Melancholy That Follows the Rain.

Shooting in the rain sounds like it would be fun.... but its a little more difficult than expected. Raegan was shivering by the time we finished, and my lens was fogged up and covered in smudges. I had a plastic bag tapped to the hood of my lens so it would stay on and protect my camera, and Raegan was amazing as I asked her to walk through the woods... barefoot... while it rained! Was this shoot difficult? Yes! But it was also a blast, and I am thrilled with some of the shots we got! I love having such a beautiful sister who will go on adventures with me! 

So now, lets talk about the inspiration behind this shoot. RAIN! I absolutely love rain, and I love when the sky is just one big cloud. On the day of the shoot the sky was completely white and I just had to do a shoot with that gorgeous and erie sky as the backdrop! I wanted the images to have a very haunting and dark feel, inspired by the rich colors of the trees and the misty affects of rain and clouds. Rae and I found an outfit unlike anything we had ever seen, she teased her hair and we set off! Like I've said, I am really excited about these images and raegan did a wonderful job modeling for her crazy sister who wanted to shoot in the rain! 

I hope you enjoy what you see! 




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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Hats Off To You.

Vintage clothes, an adorable hat, a wooded backyard, a quilt, and a camera were all I needed to find inspiration for these portraits. I interned at my church this past summer and two of the girls that I interned for came over to do a shoot with me!  Harmony was my beautiful model for the day, and Cassidy who is an aspiring photographer also came along to shoot and learn. I am not very eloquent at explaining things, but I tried my best to teach Cassidy through this shoot. I have to admit that it was nice to have someone else holding my reflector. I have become very accustomed to the duties of an assistant.  Cassidy got some beautiful shots and it was so fun working with these precious girls.

Anyways, I love the way these images turned out and I hope you enjoy what you see. There are certain things that I've been dying to try, and this shoot was a fun opportunity to just try new things out. As Cassidy and Harmony discovered, I get way too excited over the smallest things but I just love being behind the camera. I love every moment of a photo shoot, and these girls made this one especially fun! I hope you enjoy my work, because I had a blast working on every image here!