I’ve been slightly hesitant to write about this, for fear of becoming a walking cliche’. I’ve never been one to follow the crowd — if everybody else is doing it, that’s usually reason enough for me to AVOID doing something like the plague. But now that I sound all Mr. Darcy-ish (against all my better judgement, I passionately love you, and all that) – I shall confess that I am dipping my toes into the world of portrait photography, and so far, I love it!
Why is it that all bloggers become photographers? I want to know.
Way back before I began blogging though, I loved to take pictures…perhaps that was even some of the fuel that encouraged me to start a blog in the first place. But I had never really had an interest in taking portraits until maybe a year or so ago…I thought it might be fun to try – from an artistic point of view. But I was afraid. Then there was that whole cliche’ thing. So I didn’t.
I loved the direction that photography in general was headed – toward more natural settings and poses. But I didn’t have a clear direction that I wanted to head. So I just stood still… Then I borrowed a DSLR. Then I bought an even nicer DSLR. And I began to wonder again what it would be like to try… But still no direction. I so wanted to have a “niche”. Something that everybody else wasn’t doing.
And then one day, in the shower no less (isn’t that where all great ideas come to you?), it hit me:
Capturing love. That’s what I wanted to do. Not weddings, or families, or senior portraits. Just couples in love. Very few props. Very little background. Very little color saturation. Soft, vintag-y editing. Lots of sunflare. Lots of glow. Love on fire.
So here I am. A lil photographer sprouting her wings. I’ve only done two photo sessions so far – with one more planned for next weekend. But I think it’s fair to say that I’m hooked! Have soooo much growing to do. But this sure seems like an open door – and well, (along with the rest of the blogger world) I’m walkin’ through it. I won’t be posting sessions here on the blog, I’ve got a photog site set up for that, but today I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from my two shoots so far. Hope you enjoy!
What about you? Been doin’ any experimental dream chasing lately?