Harsh light is not scary or ugly as that’s a wildly popular opinion for photographers and their clients. Instead, that mid day light can be a gateway to creativity and expression, working with the most beautiful element—light.
Jillian and I really enjoyed these portraits, exploring a Dallas park under a deep blue October sky and bright sun.
We had been wanting to do a fruit-themed shoot for months now.
We both loved the idea because not only is fruit an aphrodisiac but it’s also earthy, colorful, and expressive with its many textures and shapes.
Jillian was the perfect model for this harsh sunlight because she rocked that mid-day glare in her eyes so beautifully. Anyone that can squint at a camera and still look stellar is an excellent subject haha.
This shoot felt so connected to roots and the earth. I love a natural element in a shoot. Read More
Watch the sun rise over a lake in the middle of nature with your boo….
You can have a morning like that with me AND get photos! A sunrise lake session is in the books and I want more of these.
I had so much fun on this lake session with Gwen and Jesse! There was a lot of laughing, dancing, and rock skipping. They’re the type of couple that is so relaxed with each other and comfortable in a shoot that it felt like we met up just to hang out.
I should have brought breakfast and it could have been an official date with me as third wheel, which I already advocate for on all shoots anyway haha. Read More
On the tour, we made our way to Durmitor National Park. Durmitor National Park is the epitome of a getaway.
It has the Black Lake and Europe's deepest gorge. In the summer, there is hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, and more. There are cabins and the fresh mountain air is cool. The lush trees are skinny and tall and everything smells sweet. Local vendors collect herbs and flowers for tea, wild berries, and honey for purchase. Durmitor also holds Europe's largest ski resort.
Have I sold you on visiting yet? Read More
I've been traveling around the Balkans since mid-July. I've seen plenty of Croatia, which is the most popular tourist country here in the Balkans. Or at least I observed that from my personal perspective. However, the surrounding countries around Croatia are absolutely stunning.
I came to Croatia thinking I'd spend most of my time here. I thought it was a dream come true. However, I have discovered that of all the Balkan countries I've visited which is not all and I will return to complete this mission is that Croatia is actually my least favorite.
How could this be so?
I still love Croatia but hear me out.
Let me tell you about Montenegro. Read More