Sometimes you just need to get out and burn the film…. or in my case, the CF card. Just shoot… free shoot. Experiment with posing, with lighting, with editing- so if you see like a million different types of editing techniques here, just know that I was exploring, playing, stretching, seeing what was available to me. I got scared half way through my editing process and decided to go back to safe, because I didn’t want to try to be something that I wasn’t- but THEN I fought that and thought, if I’m attracted to it, then wouldn’t that be me too? Oh being a artist is so confusing sometimes. SO so confusing.
At any rate, I met Chantelle at Forever 21 last summer in the Tacoma Mall. She was striking then and I remember whipping out a business card and telling her I wanted to photograph her. She was down, but was moving in like 3 days from that day to California, and it wasn’t going to go down. She kept up with me and I kept up with her and she came back to town. For the last 7 months we’ve been trying to figure out concepts and ideas for a perfect shoot, but with pregnancy and burn out- I was really failing at creativity. So, I decided to just do something normal, just practice, just shoot, for no reason at all- and we had so much fun. We trapsed around Downtown Tacoma, the port, the dome and just shot. She’s stunning and we had so much fun! I love Chantelle’s smile. Her personality is so fun and we both learned so much that day. She is aspiring model and hopes to one day be signed. I pray that happens for her. She quite beautiful!
Below, a little from our scavenger hunt around Tacoma.
Please don’t judge the photo dimensions and crazy posititioning of photos. I have been working on this blog for two hours and things JUST don’t seem to be going quite right, but we roll with the punches!
Happy Friday everyone!