"In a generation of people who want to be heartless, savages and empty of feelings, it'll be hard to find someone who is what you need, but do not become like the world.
Be loyal, be truthful, be emotional, be full of feelings, be hungry for love, be thirsty for affection and anything else human beings ought to desire.
Let them be foolish and cold.
Don't dim your light to become as dark as they are."
Photographer 📸 @masharayportraits
Hairstylist 💇🏻♀️ @styled_by_nichole
Stylist 👗 @yourvintagetreasure
I was watching a FB live video last month, listening to a fellow photographer talk about how clients do not want to spend 20 minutes venturing into a forest for their session. The video had a tone of admonition aimed at photographers that seek out the beautiful, rather than the most accessible locations. The speaker insinuated that beautiful places are not practical places to shoot.
It made me feel incredibly fortunate to have the client base that I have. They come from all over, and they will happily follow me to the most obscure places to make magic. While I do not take wee ones on long hikes, I do spend a great deal of time searching for magical locations that will offer my clients something unique.
Sometimes it is a forest space adjacent to a parking lot, sometimes it is a 30-minute drive out of town down remote country roads to find the perfect patch of flowers with the most magnificent backlight. Sometimes I spend the better part of a day obtaining permission to use a property that is bursting with colour and texture. It is all a part of the art for me.
So, thank you. Thank you for choosing me to capture your memories and create your art. Thank you for following me down winding roads and dirt paths. Thank you for trusting my vision. My art needs people and I could not do it without you. xo
How freaking stunning is this mama and baby duo? To see my vision for her shoot come together like this, and capture the bond that these two have, is a powerful reminder of why I chose this path.