My friends, my gratitude expands each and every time I have the opportunity to be on the other side of the lens!
Truth be told, (although I may be biased), I think every soul should have a moment or two behind the lens, no matter what your current reality reflects.
To tap into your uniqueness, your greatness, your individual expression,
your love, not just for your loved one, but for you,
all the while creating a deeper understanding of your vision, purchase and why.
My goodness, does that sound so incredible magical, or what?
When prepping for a photographic exchange, one in which I am on the other side of the lens, I become inquisitive of these EIGHT (8) aspects :
1. What is Your VISION?
: Do you have a location in mind?
: A Color?
: A Feeling or feelings?
: Time of day?
: Time of year?
: What type of environment?
2. What is Your Purpose?
: What are you going to use these time capsules for?
: What do you want to reflect from this shoot?
3. What is Your Why?
: Why are you getting these portraits taken?
: Why are these time capsules so important to you, your family, your business, you name it?
4. LOCATION is so Incredibly Important.
: Do you have a location in mind?
: Do you have
: Does that location tell your story?
: Need help finding a location, check out ASP's favorites in Southern California!
5. Plan your Outfits Accordingly.
: What are your brand colors?
: What type of environment are you shooting in?
: What do you feel amazing in?
6. Include Personalized Details!
: Do you love accessories? Bring them!
: Do your kiddos love their new hats? Bring them!
: Do you need time capsules with your laptop, phone, book, you name it? Bring it!
7. Build a Connection with Your Photographer!
: Do you have a favorite side?
: Feel good in a certain pose?
: Have questions.
You better believe photographers want to hear it. The more I (we) know, the better we can bring your vision to life!
8. Be in the moment!
: Truth in the process
: Have fun
: Just be YOU!
Still want to learn more about preparing for your session? Explore here!
Example Session #1 :
: Vision : Updated, personalized, uniquely expression brand and couple time capsules.
: Purpose : Have content to share information that has been on my mind and heart.
: Why : To express the immense love for my partner and bring light into my daily rituals.
: Location : Our Living-room and fields behind our house.
: Outfits : Three different outfits to reflect three different visions.
: Vendors Involved : Marcy Browe Photography and Makeup by Adrianne.
Example Session #2 :
: Vision : Light-hearted, colorful, dynamic, showcasing multiple aspects of ASP!
: Purpose : Updated branding portraits for 2018!
: Why : Connect to my audience in a deeper way, show various aspects of my soul.
: Location : In Marcy's studio and outdoor off the side of a highway in Fallbrook.
: Outfits : 3 different, to showcase my three different styles.
: Vendors Involved : Marcy Browe Photography, Makeup by Adrianne and Scissorous
Example Session #3 :
: Vision : Dynamically, vibrant time capsules representing various aspect's of ASP's art show!
: Purpose : Document ASP's first ever Cultural Art Show.
: Why : Bring to life something so very dear to my heart.
: Location : Legacy Brewing Company
: Outfit : Fun, expressive, complimentary to ASP's cultural time capsules.
: Vendors Involved : Rachael Smith Photography and Makeup by Adrianne
Want to witness more from ASP's first ever Cultural Art Show? Explore here!
Example Session #4 :
: Vision : Real life branding portraits with some of my greatest inspirations (books, writing and my hubby)!
: Purpose : Dynamic portraits with my husband in one of my favorite locations!
: Why : I love my husband and get so giddy with getting to tell this part of my story, our story.
: Location : Caspers Wilderness Park (Orange County)
: Outfits : Casual, everyday life type of outfits!
: Vendors : Maria with Olive Light Images and Makeup by Yildiz
Example Session #5 :
: Vision : Professional, yet reflective of my connection to Africa (my skirt) and deeper insight into me!
: Purpose : First every ASP branding photo shoot (believe it or not?!?)
: Why : Start to share more about myself, the woman behind the lens.
: Location : A random field in Oceanside (I have a thing for finding locations off the beaten path)
: Outfits : Professional dress, African skirt and a hat that I just live!
: Vendors : Marcy Browe Photography and Kelly Dawn Stylist
Example Session #6 :
: Vision : To bring to life our global realities of meeting half way across the world!
: Purpose : Document our Wedding!
: Why : To share the love we are blessed to experience on a daily basis with our closest friends and family!
: Location : Oceanside Pier and Hello Betty's
: Outfit : Wedding dress from Bridal Showcase Salon
Want to learn more about our love story and witness time capsules from our wedding? Explore here!