It’s time for a new blog post, and this one is going to be a look behind the scenes on location with Nicole Burron.
Nicole is a regular client of mine, who I treasure deeply. We became connected completely randomly through Instagram. She actually started following me which came to my surprise when I saw that she has 55K followers! I quickly tapped into her stories to find that in very moment she was looking for a new photographer. So I quickly slid into her DM‘s, and the rest is history.
Since then we’ve had several shoots at many amazing locations together. Nicole and I have found the perfect balance between friendship and client, as well as creative control and respecting the other person’s vision. Sometimes you just CLICK. I found time and time again that when the soul connection with a client is strong the photos just come nothing short of fantastic.
Because Nicole is an astrologer when she told me this shoot’s theme was Scorpio, I might have screamed “YES” from the top of my lungs. - I’m a Scorpio Sun and in my true Scorpio self, love anything related to myself. (LOL)
With dresses and costumes in hand, Nicole, Michelle and I trekked out to the water early one morning to ensure we got a nice moody, dark vibe. Unfortunately, it was exceptionally bright and exceptionally cold that morning. You’d never be able to tell from the after photos: take a look below!
Lights, camera, action!
Self portraits have been such a source of creative inspiration for me over the years. When I was first diving back into photography much more seriously, I was a stay at home mom with little access to models at my creative whim. The obvious solution to this problem was to photograph the things I did have around which was my son, my cat, my beauty products and myself.
The thing that makes self portraits so exciting is also exactly what makes them a difficult beast. When I’m taking photos of my clients I can adjust the frame, angle, depth, composition, as well as tell the subject to move into a more flattering pose. With self portraits I had none of this. It was a blind test, with a real emphasis on just crossing my fingers that one will come out flattering and in focus.
Since those days I’ve learned some really great tricks to make this process SO much easier. I’ve also upgraded my equipment since then. I will go over both later on. So, lets get on with it!