As part of my one-shoot-per-month goal, I aimed to bring all things spring into my session for March. Tall grass swaying in the afternoon breeze and flowers that grew up to our shoulders became our setting. Plus, I hadn’t seen Andie since Sutro Baths back in July, so it was fun catching up. She also has this vintage girl-next-door vibe that was perfect for my spring portraits.
As I continue to practice (and practice and practice!), I am continually stumped on one thing: tones. To be honest, I struggle a lot with editing my pictures into how I envision them. While I am still learning how to use the tools that I have, there are times when I hit a creative block. With this shoot, I feel that I’m getting closer and closer to understanding my vision and making that come to life.
Whenever I plan a session in my head, I usually dream up a whimsical location as the backdrop. However, that mindset can be hindering creatively. You don’t need to travel hours away to find great locations. Most of this session took place right around the corner from my own home! If I could take away anything from this month’s session, it would be this: learn to see the beauty in your own surroundings. Once you start to see things from different perspectives, your work will become greater as a result.