Of late, I've been craving simplicity. Sometimes life can throw you in somewhat of a whirlpool, and you are left spinning in frenzied confusion, because there is too much clutter, or because there is too little foundation to cling to for anchorage. While seen in life at times for myself , this has also included the photos I create. Our industry has the tendency to push for the innovative, the crazy, the eccentric, and the out-of-the-box in order to be recognized and be different... all in the name of 'NEW'. And sometimes, this works. Sometimes it magically pieces together and surfaces in the form of incredibly imagery. Most other times though, to my eyes, it feels like image clutter, and I forget what makes a photo beautiful.
So it was refreshing recently to shoot, for the sake of just documenting love as it is. Love in purity. Love in simplicity. Stripped down and bare, with no props, no fancy lighting, nothing but the clasping of hands, an embrace, just-because giggles, and quiet adoration. This may not win me many fans, but at the end of the day, it isn't really about that is it? It is about who is in front of your frame, and making them look as beautiful as they can be, and making them feel/look/be 100% them :)
Remember Jenny and Dennis' wedding? :) This was their engagement session, one unassuming but beautiful morning. We saw the sun rise, along one of the most gorgeous coastlines in a city I am so proud to call home :) Sydney, you are so exquisite, when you want to be :)
Yummy yummy light :)
I LIVE for light like this :)
Yes, Sydney, you are truly beautiful :)