where words don't do justice for the moments contained
There are times in life as a photographer when we get so caught up in running here and there, working our butts off, and creating for others that we forget to do something VITAL for ourselves… creating just to create. When you don’t water a garden, nothing grows. The same is true for our mind, soul, and our general well-being. Lately, I haven’t been watering my garden. I haven’t been photographing anything for the sake of using my right brain and getting my creative juices flowing. With that comes lack of inspiration and a feeling of general staleness. It took too long to catch on that my brain had signaled that something felt “off” for a long time.. When it finally clicked, I knew I had to do something about it asap. Letting your creativity dry up like that can feel devastating, because typically it leads to thoughts of industry comparison and “I’m not good enough”. But we know THAT’S NOT THE CASE. We are all worthy and good enough. I immediately brainstormed some ideas that would lead to inspiration and excitement about shooting again… I’d be lying if I said it didn’t work 😝
Getting creative in the studio was just what my soul needed.
Studio: The Mill Studio
Models: Cathy Bermudez (a crazy talented makeup artist) and BF Fernando
There are times in life as a photographer when we get so caught up in running here and there, working our butts off, and creating for others that we forget to do something VITAL for ourselves… creating just to create. When you don’t water a garden, nothing grows. The same is true for our mind, […]
Since Olivia and Graham were coming up from Georgia, I knew their session couldn’t be just anywhere. It needed to be somewhere unique – somewhere worth hours in the car for. I had never been to this SC waterfall and was shocked at how easily accessible (and remote) it was. We basically had the whole […]
On a random weekday, my brain decided that it wanted to conceptualize a shoot that was on the edge of an old school feel. I reached out to a friend who has an old cabin and from there, planned a session with Catherine and Joe. I wanted this shoot to display an easy, simple kind […]
I likely chose way too many photos of Sarah and Lucas from their sunset engagement… OOPS!… but I simply couldn’t help myself. This is one of my favorite photo locations in Western North Carolina and no matter what season I go, rain, fog, or shine, it’s incredible! To Sarah, Max Patch is a special place. […]
This gal came all the way from New Mexico for her Tennessee Bachelorette weekend! While she was here, we scheduled a bridal session for her, just a week out from her actual wedding day in Wilmington. I absolutely love that she was able to get incredible photos in the mountains and at her beach wedding. […]
If you can envision a perfect early fall wedding – this was it. There were leaves galore and the most beautiful assortment of colors speckling the mountains. As you can see, this made a stunning ceremony backdrop. What I loved most about this day though, wasn’t the pretty colors, her beautiful dress, or the literal […]
Abbie and Adams wedding in Hendersonville, NC was as sweet as they come. Every moment was intentional, moving, and beautiful. Only months prior to their wedding day, Abbies mother passed away. Abbie was so thoughtful in incorporating her mothers memory into every part of their day. From wearing her mothers rings and her photo on […]
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