It's not often I shoot outside my studio.
My studio is my comfort zone... and the place I feel the most creative. The minimalist portraits I create there will always be my passion, and my focus.
But after my shoot on the beach went so well, there seemed to be a lot of interest in my continuing to move outside of that safe zone.
I've had a lot of requests coming in, unexpectedly, and from all over the place. People wanting to do similar shoots on the beach or outdoors... I wanted to be sure I could repeat the great results with any kind of consistency.
I admit, I don't have a lot of experience working in that environment... and I wasn't sure I believed in myself. I wanted at least one or two shoots where I could take my time... experiment... and make sure my past work wasn't just a fluke.
One of the many requests I had come in was from a lady I've worked with on many occasions. Brianne has always been amazing to shoot... beautiful and very comfortable in front of the camera. She's a friend.
She's one of the very few I'll use when I want to be able to take my time, try new things... her timing was perfect.
We took to downtown North Bay with no real plan, just a vague concept of wandering aimlessly and seeing what photos we'd be able to capture along the way. Which truthfully is just the way I like it (having a plan is for sissies).
And despite having to fight with the weather, it turned into a worthwhile adventure. Mad dashes to catch falling light stands... once before it tipped onto a passing car... you know, normal photo shoot kind of stuff.
I always get amazing shots with I work with her and this day was no different.
We solidified that I was capable of working in an environment I was unsure of being able to work in... and the requests for that type work continued flying in. The photos received a lot of attention. I recieved everything I needed to feel confidence in what I was doing. Makes me curious what else I'm capable of doing.
I must keep pushing.
Thank you Brianne, again, for the wonderful evening.
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