I've driven down this stretch hundreds of times. This one area always catches my eye. A wide overgrown field, sunken in a valley, surrounded by trees. On the side of a road- a very, very busy road. I never actually considered shooting there, Where would I park? Who owns this land--will I "get in trouble"? What kind of client will trust me enough to go along when I say- "So meet me on the side of the road...."
Yea- I never considered it.
A few weeks ago, I drove by again. And this generally average piece of land was washed in golden light. And this typically green field was a vibrant purple. I nearly passed out right then and there and I KNEW I had to shoot there.
Now to find the right client, the one who would trust me enough to go along with my vision.
About a month ago, I met Kaitlyn and her mom for the first time at Five Rivers for a typical Just Because session. It was hot. Hot like cooking an egg on the sidewalk hot. We got through about 20 minutes of shooting and had to stop. We were all sweating, uncomfortable and we just couldn't go on. Don't get me wrong, we got GREAT stuff that day but I knew we had only scratched the surface. Check out Kaitlyn's first session HERE.
So over the next few weeks, we emailed back and forth about the second half of the session. We ended up deciding to simply go back to where we started and finish up there. There was a cute little garden and since Kaitlyn had her heart set on including flowers in her photos- it seemed like a great idea!
But just prior to Kaitlyn's second session is when I saw that purple field of heather and queen ann's lace showered in golden sunset light. I kept the idea in my back pocket and decided to wait until her session to throw the idea out there.
And I did, and they agreed!!
They trusted me and my crazy idea and I couldn't be more thrilled with how this session turned out. Kaitlyn is beautiful, she takes direction so well, the field was more beautiful up close than I had imagined and the evening light was just perfection. We really hit the jackpot on this one...check it out!!
Let's start at Five Rivers--in that cute little garden. Right off the bat we got some GREAT stuff!!
But I KNEW the best was yet to come....
Possibly my favorite shot of both sessions combined- I love the movement we had going here:
I LOOOOOVE this next shot!!!!
And did I mention that right next to this unreal patch of heather was an equally unreal patch of queen ann's lace?? Can I say it again....JACKPOT!!!
So I'll end with this- Thank you to Kim and Kaitlyn, and THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients who trust me. You trust me enough to make suggestions and give me the creative freedom to create these amazing images. Even when I get the "look" (the "are you for real???" look) from time to time, you still go along and trust my vision. Thank you for that trust and respect.