I love creating fine art portraiture. For better or worse, I don’t usually visualize a final portrait ahead of time, or have an exact idea of what I want to create. Most of the magic just happens in the moment as I’m shooting, then I make the image come to life in Photoshop.
As a working photographer, most of my shoots are for other people. Whether it's weddings or commissioned portraits, I don't get a lot of time just to explore my own creativity. But I recently had the perfect excuse to set up a shoot just for fun, and I ran with it.
Shooting outdoors with flash can feel overwhelming, but I promise you it’s easier than you think. Flash brings a lot of control with it. Control in the sense of controlling the outdoors and the final look and feel of your images.
Recently I had the honor of working with and photographing the beautiful Bella. I met Bella and her family at ShutterFest 2017. She was one of the models for the event. At the time, I didn’t have a chance to work with her one on one, but I knew I wanted to spend some time and try some new concepts with her.