One of my 2021 goals is to do more creative, just for fun shoots. Before I got into photography, I modeled for a bit. It was mostly conceptual, and it absolutely loved how I could tell a story with my body, my facial expressions, my outfits, all of it. I loved getting weird with the concepts, it was such a healing form of expression for me, and it's really where all of this began. But once I started my business and began photographing couples, families, and then weddings & everything in between, I lost a bit of connection to this side of my passion. So that's one of the main reasons it was my goal this year to do more of it. To get creative without expectation, to have fun coming up with concepts, to push boundaries, and to just make art with cool people.
This session was the PERFECT kick off to this goal, and it definitely reconnected me to this passion, and to how much fun it is to just simply create. Mikayla & I lived in the same town growing up, and were super close at one point too. After I graduated, we lost touch. But I was scrolling through Instagram and when I went to her account I just knew I needed to get her in front of my camera. So I messaged her & of course she was down.
The idea started out as a session using these cool retro roller skates I have, and then evolved into more than that. We didn't even end up using the roller skates. She brought a bunch of outfits, and we walked around the little downtown area where I live, and just kept coming up with places, ideas, things to do for some shots. It was so much fun walking around a seemingly dull place, and turning into art just through out vision. We even got to go into the gas station for some shots. It was rad.
I'm super grateful for dope humans like Kay, who are down to bring my visions to life & get creative with me. I'm stoked to do more of this. Stay tuned.
Scroll down to see what we created!!
jan 19, 2021