I’m excited to share this session! I’ve photographed this family several times and I can’t tell you how much I enjoy capturing the love they have between them. I left this session on a high, knowing I shot with my heart and captured who they are inside. I’m really trying to change the way I shoot. I want people to FEEL something when they look at my work. This year I’ve had feelings of burnout. I was tired of doing all the stiff posey stuff, and craved more depth and emotion in my images, but didn’t know exactly how to take it to that next level.
While at the Clickaway Conference in September I had the privilege of attending a class by photographer Jesh deRox. The moment I saw him on stage with his shoes off I knew I loved him…ha ha. He talked about breaking down the walls people have when they come to a session and helping them connect, by being authentic myself, and by creating conversation that will illicit authenticity. Jesh had the whole audience in tears. We were so moved by the demonstration he did with the models and by all the positive, encouraging thoughts he had to share. After the class, I couldn’t wait to shake his hand and thank him for inspiring me once again.
After the conference I couldn’t wait to adopt the Beloved Collective into my work. This session is one of the first that I used this approach. It lit a fire within me and now I’m hooked! I’m loving what I do again, and feel I have finally discovered the missing link in my style. This month I’ve started a six week training to become a better Beloved photographer. I’m so excited for all the growth that I know will come from this! Here’s to new beginnings!