First blog post in 6 months. I know. As a professional who should be trying to build one’s business, it’s kind of a big deal to go MIA for so long. And I suspect that I will open up about all the things soon, but not today.
Today. Today, I have to try and find the right words to describe this incredible shoot.
I should probably tell you that I have thought and dreamed of this shoot for YEARS. Yes. years. I don’t know why I even thought about it or why I’m so fascinated by Frida Kahlo. Most of you don’t even know who she was or if you do, it’s all about that brow. I’m also not sure why it’s taken me so long to do the shoot. Other than I’ve just wanted it to be perfect. In a sense, I’ve been protecting it.
I believe wholeheartedly in creating for oneself, but more importantly, I believe in a creative community. People who will push you, remind you of your gifts and to go beyond your own limits. And this would NOT have happened if it weren’t for Courtney and Kristina from Maud, Desiree from Briar and Bloom and the beautiful Vanessa. All of them took my idea and just let it explode. They brought things to the table that I hadn’t even thought of. Thank you ladies for being so effing brilliant.
While shooting there were a few moments where I was getting emotional. When I get excited about a shoot, I usually do some sort of jump-dance combo like a buffoon, but tears kept coming to my eyes. It’s been such a long time since I've felt excited about what I’m working on. Please don’t take offense to that. I LOVE shooting and I’m always happy about what I produce for my clients, but this was so different. It was like a part of my soul and drive returned to me. Needless to say, this shoot, these ladies and the timing was perfect and needed.
I’m going to stop talking so that you can see the photos, because it’s just a dream and I’m obsessed.
Hair & MUA | Maud
Flower Crowns | Briar & Bloom
Model | Miss Vanessa