After you have been photographing in the wedding business for a few years you will discover, like any other art I would imagine, you ride waves. Once you get to a certain level of photographic skill you have to maintain that level – which sometimes is harder than getting there to begin with. I love that the connections that I have made over the years photographing weddings allow me the opportunity to find specific vendors that I absolutely click with. You share a vision of making every shoot great, and are always reaching for that epic image in your art.
I stepped back from inspiration shoots for some time. I was busy with my business and then kids came along and found less and less time. These past three years I’ve made a point of setting aside a few dates a year for pure inspiration and going after those Epic images that make me love photography so much. It is a rush getting done with a well set shoot knowing you have already fallen in love with an image or more. As much as I like posting images on Facebook ASAP because as a team everyone is excited and I like to keep that excitement going…. I typically hold back a bit on my favorite. Ok… well, maybe not so much – holding back for me is a couple of days.
So – that being said – here is my favorite from this past week. I fell in love with it – and hope you do too.
Thank you to Isabelle for orchestrating the shoot entirely (Isabelle Kline Design) – you allow me the freedom at our shoots to create and that gives me more love for my work. Yana Jones – absolutely amazing model and beautiful person inside out. Danielle Banfield (Blushing Bride) – you make me smile and I’m so happy that you have helped me in so many of my inspirations by trusting that regardless of the dirt or grime I get on your beautiful gowns we make beautiful images because of your dresses. Samantha Koch (LadyCharm Artistry) – working with you has been a pure pleasure – I love everything you do for hair and make-up, you are the complete package and my #1 – happy that I met you.
I’m also grateful for inspiring places that we have in Colorado (Ribbons n Rainbows in this case) – and the beautiful skies that come with living in this majestic state.