Just a slight way up I-26 Westbound the land gets more hilly… the temperature a little warmer and my eyes a little more wander lust. The landscape changes with more rustic farm land and it makes me eager to see and get back to my more rural roots myself. I grew up in a farm town with a graduating class of 180 something… I know small town, USA quite well. And I miss it sometimes.
I was excited to travel up yonder to meet Jessica who had a great little spot to shoot up near Lake Murray. It was all the country I had missed. Cowgirl boots, old barns, lots of fields, warm sun and a big lake. We had spoke about doing a bohemian, gypsy-styled, hippie shoot. Jessica gathered up some accessories, props and outfits and she hit the nail on the head. I love her red hair and cute little freckles.. the word that comes to mind is ‘FRESH’.. vine ripened when I see her shots. What a great time in a new spot making a girl feel beautiful. That’s what it’s all about. Celebration of something… in this case, just feeling beautiful. Sometimes that is just enough.
I’m determined to bring back portraits, and why I’m hoping they aren’t a dying breed because of selfie overload these days. We can now take a pic anywhere, doing anything at anyTIME, eating our awesome food in the coolest restaurants with all our friends, whenever we want to. Most people won’t invest in portraits today b/c they have SEVERAL photos of themselves already or why should anyone spend the money when they don’t feel it’s necessary. (That’s up to the consumer bc I’m pretty sure once you have a professional shoot for you, selfies are MEH!) If I have anything to do with it, portraits are not dead! 🙂
Here’s some of our #portraitsarenotdead session.