being creative at weddings, looking around for different ways to shoot, grouping details for fun compositions, but in realty weddings days happen so fast that it’s sometimes hard to let your creativity flourish unless you have a VERY generous timeline, or couples do first looks allowing you time to be creative. So in the off season in addition to working on my business and planning for the next season and booking weddings sometimes I have time to let my imagination run wild and shoot for myself and for fun.
I had a cloak made after using another photographers actual wedding cloak for a shoot last year…and I decided I needed one of my own. So my awesomely talented seamstress and family friend Bonnie made this for me this past summer and this is the first time I have been able to get it out to play.
We don’t often have snow in Coastal Va, much less Hampton Roads, but about once every 5 to 6 years we get whoppers….last year was amazing, and I hope we get that again, but just incase we don’t I was able to envision and create my own little winter wonderland yesterday. Finding the perfect location for this shoot was half of the vision. I think we nailed it. So magical.
Meet Kyndall, She is a local hair stylist , worship leader at Genesis Church, wife to Jordan and soon to be mommy of their first baby boy Tucker…. I asked her to model my new cloak for me ….and she went along with the long walk into the woods and all of my silly directions so that we could create some “into the woods” images. I think we hit all 4 seasons on our way into the woods, because it was an unseasonably warm winter day when we started, and by the time we reached our distention it was cold and snowy 😉 Then it ended up being hotter than the 4th of July.
The light and warmth of the sun was so magical in this spot we had to stop on our hike….for a quick peaceful moment.
Into The Woods
The Crystal Forrest
All of God’s Creatures
See I told you… hotter than the 4th of July! Can you believe she is almost 9 months pregnant?
I wish I had looked half that good with either of my pregnancies!
Many Thanks Kyndall! You’re a true beauty!