Week 2, Day 3. Happy Friday

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This is the last image in the series and the last headshot for now. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the journey as much as I have enjoyed sharing it. Of course I wanted to leave you with a joyous shot. Something to lift your spirits after a long or difficult work week.

Something to revitalize you as you go into your well-deserved weekend off from work. And if you’re working the weekend then, something to help you power through it!

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Take care and be safe!

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Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 2

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It’s Wednesday and as we continue with our project, I wanted to give you another shot that I’m proud and thought would make you glance for a little while longer at the depth of the expression. I wonder how this and the other gel shots have been affecting their viewers.

Drop me a comment in the section below. I’d love what people are thinking.

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Another Friday! These are always welcome here! :-)

boudoir, Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, portraiture, Sunset

It’s amazing what golden-hour light can do to a subject! It’s fleeting. It can be overpowering. It can be intimidating to work with. With all the things that can go wrong with this very limited window of amazing light, so many things can go unpredictably right. I did not imagine any of these shots would come out this way. I had already successfully shot golden hour photos in the past. With those photos, I had a kind of vision in mind and when we attempted it, the results were mostly what we’d thought they would be.

In this instance however, I had no idea how the shots would come out and I really disliked the idea of shooting in such an overpowering light scenario this day. Fortunately, we did the shoot anyway. We ended up coming away with something magical!  I also learned something about different ways to light people.

I say all this to say that if you have room for it, allow your creativity to run rampant once in awhile. Have fun creating and collaborating. You’ll surprise yourself sometimes. Sometimes things won’t go your way and that’ll be disappointing but, other times you get shots that feel like once-in-a-lifetime shots. It is incredibly difficult to replicate golden-hour shots because the sun needs to be at a position that it’s in only one time per year and if you have any precipitation that day or cloud cover…..well, you don’t get your shots.

I may go more into that but, that will definitely be another post at another time in the future. Anyway.. go enjoy your well-deserved weekend off if you happen to be off on the weekends!!

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Wednesday. Time to think on it, maybe.

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Halfway through the work week. It may be time to just pause and contemplate for a second or maybe take a breather. A lot of time we forget to stop and remember the good things we have going on for us. It’s times like this that I’m grateful for having photography as a creative outlet. It helps me focus and realign my energy in ways that are useful to me. It also allow me to put energy into something outside of myself and get that much needed separation from other things I may have going on my life.

What kinds of creative outlets do my followers and visitors have? I’d like to hear about it in the comments 🙂

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Long boots and leather jackets…

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This model was a lot of fun to work with. She has a very direct approach to posing and knows what looks she wants to bring when she’s in front of a camera. Maybe we’ll work together at another time in the future. Who knows? Anyway.. Enjoy the shots we got together 😉

Muse- [Identity withheld]

Once again, MiMi ;-)

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No speeches today; just a beautiful headshot

🙂

https://instagram.com/mimi.fulton?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1py65o6n5944r

“I could just wing it”

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Muse- MiMi Fulton is a model who is great at knowing light and flow posing. You can almost just turn her loose during a shoot and she’ll naturally go through a full array poses that flatter her look and shape.

She’s also very approachable and likes to have fun while shooting, as evidenced here lol.

IG- https://instagram.com/mimi.fulton?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1wxy13q33fg1h

“Fridays got me like…”

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The incredible MiMi Fulton

Muse IG- https://instagram.com/mimi.fulton?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=hfd27du021md