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Let’s face it; we all get into creative slumps once in awhile. For me, I feel burned out and exhausted when my busy season is over. I start itching to do something totally different and out of my comfort zone.

This year was no exception. Come November, I was going out of my mind. I felt a little bit like a boudoir factory. My clients were happy because they were getting what they wanted, but I felt like I was shooting the same thing over and over. I didn’t even need to think about it much of the time; it had become incredibly routine.

Ugh, the kiss of death for creativity! I was in a major slump, and it was getting to me. The more I shot, the worse I felt. So what do you do when you feel this way? How do you get out of the slump?

I woke up one morning and thought to myself, enough already! I am going to create something I want to shoot. I am going to imagine and produce a session from top to bottom the way I want it to look. What a wonderful opportunity to flex my creative muscles and break out of my rut.

The first thing I did was look for inspiration. I picked up a few fashion magazines. On the back of one was an ad for Chanel Noir perfume. I loved the look of the ad…it was dark, sleek, yet feminine and beautiful. That is how I wanted my photos to feel.

Now I needed a location. I knew it had to be someplace special. I didn’t want a regular hotel room. I was feeling sick and tired of my studio already so that was out. What could I do that would be different?

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