This week’s featured session is from Kristin & Co Photography! Here is a bit from her about this lovely photo session. Enjoy!
Hi! I’m Kristin McDonald based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve been holding a camera for as long as I can remember and photography has always been an interest of mine.
After completing my BS in Biology from Arizona State University, my techie psyche took over and I got a corporate job as a Software Training Manager (yes, very far from Biology). Alongside my technical job, I began to get more and more obsessed with the technical aspects of photography. In 2006, I purchased my very first DSLR camera and over the past 10 years, have inched closer and closer to leaving the corporate world and pursuing photography full time! As of March 2016, I have officially crossed the line into full time photography and my “interest” in photography is now a full blown passion!
One of the many things that I love about photography is how you can manipulate the ambiance of a photoshoot in a single location by making just a few minor tweaks to the subject – removing shoes, adding lipstick, or changing from shorts into a dress. During a recent photoshoot I did as a personal project, we did just that.
My goal was to not have any goals with this photoshoot, not to plan too much and see where it took me. I tend to get inside my head before a photoshoot and think about all of the things that I could or should do as a photographer. Or worse, all of the things that could possibly go wrong. I was able to get out of my own head, which made for a really memorable photoshoot! We were able to make changes to a single photoshoot that completely changed the mood of the images!
The first part of the shoot included the sun ever so slightly peeking its head around the clouds and the model wore a casual outfit including shorts, slouchy t-shirt, and black booties. We were in a small area of land with a bluff that overlooks a field of trees as far as the eye can see.
I wanted to move quickly through the various outfit changes that we had brought so after getting a few incredible shots with an old red truck, we immediately changed into a simple short white dress where I asked the model to dance around like a ballerina along the bluff. With her ballet background, she did a jump in the air and I got a beautiful shot with her midair with her toes perfectly pointed!
The second part of the shoot included overcast skies, a beautiful breeze, and a lovely rain shower with the model wearing a flowy black and white gown and bright red lips. We made a transition to a road with a bridge to get a different take on the black and white gown and red lips. Any other day I might have been concerned with the rain but on this day of not planning the rain actually helped make this photoshoot what it was – magical! I could not have asked for anything to have been different!
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