Credits to this shoot include:
Model - @summerhicks
Make Up artist - @kerrinashmakeup
Agency: - @tamblynmodels
Gown - @judycopleycouture
My Vision and reason for this shoot….
Do you ever feel like you are just stuck sometimes in your photography? Like, you’ve just lost that creative energy or you need a serious photo recharge. They say all creatives feel like that every now and then. So, what you do to change that feeling and boost that creativity is up to you! I have a million ideas going through me at one time, and wish to create them all!
As artists we are always exploring new concepts and trying new ideas - sometimes they work and sometimes you have to learn from them! Here are 3 tips to explore your own creativity!!
1. Shoot For Yourself SHOOT your visions
If you ever get “photographers block”, or just stuck in a creative rut. Try shooting for yourself. (I do this allot) Take a break from your usual client work and do something you’ve been wanting to shoot. Maybe it’s shooting something completely different than what you usually do. Maybe it's a different subject or still life or landscape even! But ultimately do something different to stretch your creative mind and feed your soul!
2. Style Your Photos In A New Way
Shoot something different than you usually do. Try styling your photos in a new or different way! So for these pictures, I got a beautiful gown from the incredible Judy Coply Couture (https://www.judycopleycouture.com/) - an amazing couture local designer! A woman who follows her passion and purpose. A woman who doe what she loves. I’d been eyeing her gowns for my own girls in the future. Since I was a little girl, I had books about Princess Dianna and her fashion styling. I remember in particular, looking at the evening gowns and dreaming and wishing I could own dresses like that for myself. Evening now, years later when I look at Pinterest I am always drawn to whimsical elegantly styled gowns, and dream of photographing them.
You could also look for some cool or unique props to style your photos with. Props do not have to be expensive. Going to thrift stores or antique shops is a great way to find some cool props to style your photos with! rings, necklaces, tiaras, shoes, vintage dresses even wedding dresses and ball gowns! You could also try to partner with local vendors in your town. Maybe add some flower bouquets to your photos or visit a hairstylist. To elevate your images I do advise you to team up with a local makeup artist as well!
3. Try A New Location
If you find yourself gravitating to the same spots every time you take photos, change it up a bit! Go out and scout new locations or ask other local photographers for some new ideas. ( they may not always give up their “secret” spots to you, but they may give you an idea of a location you’ve never tried!) For me, there are several great locations that my clients love and I find myself shooting at those spots quite a bit. I needed a break from my usual locations so, for this senior shoot, I decided to go to Brisbane City Centre!! I love the concept of a young girl growing and the world is hers to explore!! I had a model who was not shy about posing in front of people, as ideas can be daunting for some girls - so make sure you talk to your model and consider her emotions as well.
4. What I learned from this shoot!
Don’t be afraid to try new ideas - while I was shooting this I felt like there was electricity running through my veins - I was excited at the prospect of being able to do more of what I love and execute it well!! My “model” client loved the images and was happy to purchase them all - I realized there are more girls that would love this style of the shoot and since this shoot, I have more seniors coming to me and more editorial opportunities coming my way! It felt amazing to be published in Madison Fashion Magazine!
Anyone interested in this style of shoot please do not hesitate to contact me!
Hope you enjoy the visuals!