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.]