Have you ever had one of those " Ah ha" moments? Well, for me this session was just that.
It's not a secret that I haven't been blogging all my sessions like I have in the past. The reason for that is because I have been trying to discover who I am as an artist, which is a lot harder then you would think. I knew that I wasn't reaching my potential or growing like I wanted to as a photographer, and quite frankly I was just about ready to throw in the towel on photography... but I wanted to give it one more whole hearted go before deciding. So, I took a little bit of a break from blogging and showing every session and started practicing more and trying to develop who I was as a artist, not just photographing what I knew would bring me business.
Lets rewind a bit and talk about how this session came about.
I met my friend Andrea who was also a nanny for a family that live a few houses down from my nanny family. Andrea and I spent countless hours at lake Harriet with the kids drinking in the glowing sun. It was after a few weeks of knowing Andrea when I asked her if I could photograph her and to my delight she said "Yeah!". So, that night I stalked her Instagram to see what outfits she had when I came across this beautiful vintage pastel dress and instantly all of these ideas started flowing in my brain on how to style this session in a way that they never had before. I knew that it was the Lord giving it to me, so I took it and ran.
The day of the session everything that could go wrong did. My brother in law had be in a head on collision with an eighteen wheeler, (and thankfully survived practically untouched) we had no one to do her hair, and no jewelry. Needless to say, it was already starting out to be a rough day.
It was almost like magic how all of the things that were going wrong started going right. Andrea and I hopped in the car and found accessories almost instantly. Her friend Morgan came by and did an amazing job on her hair!
Despite my shoe breaking right as we got to the location, everything went so much better than I could have ever hoped.
This session was a reminder to me that God has given me gifts. Gifts that he wants me to use to reach people for himself. The artist that I am becoming isn't me... It's a reflection of who Christ is in me, which is exactly who I want to be.
It was also was a reminder that when God is for you, you can accomplish any dream. Whatever your obstacle is, whether it's photography or whatever, God gives you want you need when you need it to remind you that you need Him. We can't do it on our own.
Hope you enjoy this session as much as I enjoyed shooting it.