“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and to find my soul” 🔥
After seeing the wonderful Athabasca Glacier, we moved onto an awesome little cabin hostel in Athabasca Falls. Being immersed in nature we decided to pitch a fire, eat s’mores along with a few brews whilst telling horror stories and tales about ourselves. It’s always great kicking back with like minded travellers🤙🏻
Ocean gusts rifle the warmth from our bones. Carried away by sea breeze. Salt soaked and brisk. Embraced.
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I have a confession. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hard truths, lies and my growing love for photographing couples. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When it comes to my photos, emotion is everything. It’s a true sum of its parts. The right light, pose, environment and so much more play a part in creating something that cannot be described. Only felt. The most important part has always been the subject. The emotional crown jewel and centerpiece tying everything together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But we don’t always know how to beat bring out feels in a person. We try to bring out emotions with clever buzzwords, tips and tricks. We memorize tactics and tell ourselves this is how to maximize the feels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is a lie. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The truth is. It’s not about tips and tricks.
It’s about time and trust. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’ve all known love, joy, lust, envy and loneliness. Emotions hidden deep until we’re comfortable enough to release
If you want these to shine through in a photo. It’s simple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Be a listener, be a flirt, be empathetic, be human and most importantly, be someone that others feel comfortable opening up to.
It will make you a better photographer than a buzzword or fake smile ever could. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But what about Love? what about chemistry?
This I’ve found, is something I can only truly get from couples. There’s something different about it. An underlying force I simply cannot create on my own. It’s rare and intoxicating. Call it fire, call it electricity, whatever. It’s an incredible sight and one I want to explore for years to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So I humbly ask for your help. Tag a couple you think would like to be photographed by me. I’m opening my bookings for summer 2018 and would love nothing more than seeing how I can better bring out that inexplicable magic.