I don’t consider myself to be a big blogger. I’ve always struggled not only to say what I want to say in a blog post, but also just to find things to say that I think people will actually want to read. Having new work to share always helps and I could gush about my wonderful clients all day, but when wedding off-season comes, I struggle! You may or may not have noticed that my blog has been unusually quiet lately. That’s both for the reason I just mentioned and because I’m back at work full time temporarily. For anyone who doesn’t know me personally or just doesn’t know a ton about my life outside of photography, I’ve worked in an office job since I graduated from college in 2006. That job worked much out better than expected. It helps that I work with some great people. When I started my photography business in about 2012, I quickly became overwhelmed and realized that I couldn’t function as both a wedding photographer and a full time office manager. Fortunately I was able to start working part time and that has worked out well since then. In the past few weeks I’ve been needed full time temporarily, which worked out well timing-wise since there aren’t a ton of weddings in February and March. All that to say, I haven’t blogged because I’ve been very busy at work and once I got home, I frankly just haven’t felt like sitting in front of my computer and trying to think of something to blog about! However, when I realized that I hadn’t blogged in almost a month, I knew I needed to make the time. Fortunately I quickly remembered that I shot a session JUST FOR ME months and months ago that I only ever shared a handful of images from. I enjoyed going back through them after this long and I’m excited to share them with you.
A LONG time ago, I asked around to see who might have a tulle skirt I could borrow for a session I was envisioning. My friend Sarah lent me the skirt shown in these pictures that she made for a Halloween costume! I had the skirt for ages before I finally decided I needed to make it happen. I asked my sister-in-law Victoria if she would play model for me and luckily for me, she was all for it. She is a wonderful dancer so we decided to incorporate some dance elements like an old pair of pointe shoes. She was even gracious enough to spend several hours shopping with me to find the perfect neutral top. My other wonderful friend Jill did a fabulous job on Tori’s super-dramatic makeup that I had in mind. Thank you SO much to Sarah for the skirt, Jill for her time and talent, and to Tori for being beautiful as well as patient with me while I gave myself room to be creative.
It started out as a beautifully sunny evening but quickly clouded over and got rather dark. Even so, I’m glad I had the chance to shoot just for fun. I don’t make time for that often! I hope you enjoy a few of the shots from our time together.