The Freckles Shoot

My creative visualization for The Freckles Shoot started a year ago.  That either makes me an incredible procrastinator or an incredible planner!  Let’s just say it’s the latter, okay?  😉

I’ve known Abigail and Sarah for a few years and have always marveled at their freckly faces.  More recently, I made mental notes on how to best photograph their individual features.

A week before the shoot, I started sketching and collecting items for this Styled Shoot.  Since my focus was their freckles, the images were tight shots of their heads or a portion of their faces, so I didn’t over-complicate images with a lot of props or patterned clothes.

The shoot itself took a little over one hour, which included walking around, changing hair styles and tops, and… making a turban!

While I was editing the photos the next day, I was like a kid in a candy store with my poorly-suppressed squeals.  There is so much satisfaction in creating images that I’ve had stored on my mind.  This calls for a ‘happy dance’!  I hope no one is watching – haha.

[Tip to Photographers:  When your job is also the thing you love, try to do at least one personal project each year to nourish your creativity.]



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  1. Freckles are ‘cute as’. One of my most favourite photos from my own stuff was of a girl with freckle overload. The freckles were the star of the show and I elevated that with contrast.

    • That’s good to know I am in good company, Melissa! 🙂 Freckles are the best, but only on kids. My own aren’t as desirable! haha

      Oh and I played around in LR to figure out how to enhance freckles to have my desired effect. It’s interesting to hear how other people do it. (I pulled the color of freckles up in luminance so the effect was pretty isolated to freckles only.)