Creativity. I’ll admit, sometimes it can be hard to come by. It’s easy to just get in the routine of taking pictures instead of creating artwork. Like writer’s block, photographers often experience the same thing–that lack of creative juices. Sometimes, they’re just not flowing.
So what’s the cure? Get a super cute couple, three other amazing photographer friends, and a camera. I promise you–you’ll feel creative. And if not creative, definitely inspired, energized, and maybe a little giddy (okay–client’s of mine know this is a definite for me. The only way I can explain my squealing, “Eeeeekkk!” when looking at an amazing image I just took is sheer giddiness).
So here’s the backstory. A few months ago I fell in love. It was pink. It was ruffly. It was layers and layers of 1950′s tulle goodness. And it had to be mine. So I clicked the little “buy” button on etsy and within just a few days it was. But one thing was oh so wrong about this gorgeous vintage dress. Everything was a perfect fit but the rib cage. After realizing that it probably wasn’t the best idea to wear a corset for the next few years just to get into it, I put out a call for all narrow ribbed gals.
And lo and behold, Vanessa answered. Well, actually her sister, Rebekah, one of my best friends, answered for her. I knew that Vanessa would be great for this dress and when she picked it up, I reassured her (and maybe myself a little) not to feel bad if it didn’t fit–it was a very tiny dress. So when she texted saying that it fit perfectly I was thrilled (and a tad bit jealous).
And when Jessica Feely, Katie Elmer and Keri Dalebout, decided to plan a shoot just for fun, I knew that Vanessa and her hubby Jonmichael would be great models for us. We split up in pairs to photograph Vanessa and Jonmichael and Courtney, our other model (her pictures to appear on the blog soon!). I don’t have tons of practice photographing couples so it was fun to have Keri take the lead and learn from her experience in photographing people in love. I couldn’t be happier with these images–taken with my brand spankin’ new 70-200mm. Love that lens / new workout equipment. That beast is heavy but oh so worth it.