i have been on a really lovely journey with my photography lately. it seems that, without a conscious effort in doing so, i have had a pretty steady break in doing portrait/lifestyle sessions.
and in relation to that, i have been doing a lot more photography in an exploratory sense. i have been taking my camera with me through different experiences we are having and i have really been experimenting with the images once i am home with them.
a dear friend of mine gifted me with some software that she loves to use in her editing several months ago.
that software sat in my desk for several months~ i was so intimidated to explore it and use it. photo shop really intimidates me.
but a couple of weeks ago, i downloaded it and i started exploring it and i have ended up using some of the tools in my latest "just because i wanted to take a picture" pictures.
it has been really fun!
but... i have hesitated with using any of these tools with my "people" images because i don't feel the "just right" vibe when i do so. i am exploring... and that means trying things on that don't always fit.
i haven't found my exact groove when it comes to this photography thing. i am enjoying the experimentation... but i also look forward to sinking into a style that is completely my own. and i know that i will find it and it will feel like coming home. but i am not sure when or how or what that will be... or what it will look like.
in the meantime, i am happy to venture forward... capturing the images that speak to me and then playing with them in the end to create the story that i saw in the first place.
so that might help explain the variations in my photos over the past month or so. isn't it kind of exciting? keeping me on my toes, that is for sure.
anyway. all that to say. i am still trying to figure out what feels comfortable, what feels real, what feels authentic in my approach to lifestyle/portrait photography. i want something deep, and rich and warm... and telling.
i feel pretty happy with these images i am sharing with you tonight. maybe because they are of my sweet, beautiful nephew milo. and really, he is deep, and rich and warm... and he tells a million different stories.
whatever it is. i am really enjoying these shots of him and his comforting soul.
this was my first time shooting with milo. it was bliss, of course. he shines. he speaks. he listens and spins beauty.