What inspires you?

I’ve been asking photographers that question for years. But have I asked myself that question? No, not really.
13 years in the photography world and just trying to think of the next background or promotion to get clients thru the door was enough to keep my mind busy. Now, after a year home with my precious baby boy and newly pregnant with our second child, I’m asking myself “What inspires me?”
This summer, one of my goals was to shoot for myself. To be honest though, I really wanted to recreate myself. I was so sick of my style! (Do you ever feel that way?) I felt like no matter how hard I tried, I always cropped the same, posed the same and processed the same. And it was driving me crazy! I hadn’t gotten that picture high in a VERY long time.
Although all I wanted to do with my time was hang out with Jace, I did take a few days and head down to the park by our house and do some shoots. Luckily my models didn’t mind Jace hanging out with us:)

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What I figured out thru these shoots is that I am a romantic. I love to make over someone, dress them up, do their make-up and hair and show them how beautiful they are. I don’t love huge smiles at the camera and I only like to photograph one person at a time. But the other thing that I found is that people are what inspire me. I like to spend that one on one time with my subject and really find out who they are. What makes them beautiful on the inside. What makes them feel vulnerable, where there insecurities lie and then let them know that they are not alone. There is beauty in that connection that is made. And then I try to capture it.

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