I was really in the mood for something “Springy” and fresh today! This session by Photography by Jillian is just what I needed! Absolutely love the last picture in the set, needs to be made into a Hallmark card or something :) She also has some GREAT advice on finding your own style and not constantly trying to be like everyone else. Thank you Jillian!
As a wannabe/aspiring photographer I find it super hard to be able to find my personal style of photography. Sure, I can admire other photographer’s styles but the truth is I will never be them. Even if I shoot with the same camera or lenses or even in the same location, I will always be me. Lately I’ve been coming to grips with this reality and focusing being happy with who I am and where I am at this very moment in time. To be honest, I usually over-plan for photo shoots by looking at Pinterest for inspiration or stalking Facebook for ideas. More often than not I find that the more I plan, the more I hate the work I produce. I create impossible standards for myself instead of embracing the artist within me.
For this session, I just winged it. I grabbed my camera and a sweatshirt, and took one last look at myself before heading out the door. I took a deep breath and was on my way to a small field on the side of a parking lot. I didn’t pack any props or extra gear. I just let it be.
I am seriously so proud of how these images came out. Maybe it’s not your style, but it’s mine. And for once in my whole life – I’m perfectly ok with that.
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Lens
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