Monday Musings | 6.01.2015
Happy June, everyone!!
I had a moment the other day...not sure how to describe it. It was a cross between an "Aha!" and a "Guess all those professionals know what they're talking about" moment. Of course, I am talking about trusting in yourself and what you know (what? You didn't get that from my descriptive phrases??).
All joking aside, it's true though. Have you ever done something knowing that you have soooo much to learn, only to realize a few months later that you actually know more than you realized? Whether it's something you already knew or you picked up along the way, we are constantly learning and evolving. Sometimes it is hard to recognize it but really, you know more than you think.
People I have had sessions with recently know that I am getting a lot pickier with my shoot times. When I first started out I was totally willing to shoot any time, any place. Middle of the day in direct sunlight? You got it. Right after dinner but too early for golden hour? Sure, we'll make it work. Now, don't get me wrong, there are times where those lighting situations will work out great (for example, I schedule a lot of my family shoots late morning). However, over time I have started to learn what light I work best in and what we need to get the look we want.
A couple weeks ago I posted on Facebook about how amazing an early morning shoot would be, and lovely miss Alexandra said she would be interested in scheduling her spring update for that time. Of course, in my head I was originally thinking we were going to have this glorious early morning haze with the sun peeking through. It was going to be fabulous...and then I checked the weather forecast and it was nothing but clouds for dayssss. So, instead of dreaming about hazy sun beams I started dreaming about darker frames with the opportunity for a lot more mood than her original look. And I loved it. And fortunately, she was on board with it as well. Had we postponed our shoot by a couple hours or even for another week or so we would have missed out on literally hundreds of blooms and some unique light. The images turned out amazing.
Moral of the story: trust your gut...you know more than you think.
Here are some of my favorites from her session:
Have a lovely Monday!