I was thinking the other day about how much I avoid shooting in nature.
// I mean, I love nature.
// It's beautiful.
// It smells good.
// I like surrounding myself in it.
I don't however, shoot in it often, typically enjoy editing images I've shot in it or feel regularly inspired by it. So, in an effort to constantly be challenging myself and stepping out of my comfort zone, I decided it was time I conceptualized a shoot solely based on Spring, greenery and the way it feels to be laying out under the sun in the middle of the afternoon. Just you, your love and the smell of April enveloping your senses.
I also wanted this shoot to be a twist on engagement sessions. All you engaged couples out there, this one's for you. Always remember that your photos don't have to be the norm. They don't have to look like engagement photos. They don't have to stick to the wedding industry standards, which can often feel very formulaic and overdone.
>> Your photos can be different, they can tell a story, they can be colorful, they can be editorial without you being a professional model (yes, this is possible. Call me.) and they can be anti engagement photo-esque. They can be whatever the hell you want them to be because the photos you ultimately go home with are about YOU and the art you created with your photographer. <<
These 40 something photos were created with you in mind, my little lovers, but remember that you don't need to be engaged to invest in a shoot like this or be represented by LA Models. Everyone deserves to have themselves documented by someone who wants to give you images that scream anything but basic, cheezy shit. It's also important to remember that you're going to have the best time, laugh A LOT, and question why you didn't do this sooner. That's a promise.
Thank you to the team that helped me make this little story come to life. This industry has introduced me to such talented people who embrace my loud shooting style and childish sense of wonder. Thank you, thank you :)