I’ve made a practice of going into all collaborative shoots with a list of intentional goals. It’s a practice I’ve been proud of and has served me well in the past. But prior to this shoot I was having a difficult coming up with my goals. I simply knew that I wanted to create art.
After the shoot, I went from energized and excited, to worried that I had failed at making something truly remarkable (i.e. something that would impress the masses). So I tucked these set away for a bit, finished up some other work, and finally came back to it with fresh eyes (10-days off the social media grid).
It’s crazy a thing, how perspective can change in such a short time. Without the pressure to perform on Instagram, I’m finally seeing this shoot for what it is; a collection of art bursting with the need to create something that I could feel.
It turns out I needed this shoot for ME. And even more, I needed to LET GO of all the expectations I had tied to it.
So here’s to my year of letting go, listening to the stirring of my heart, and finding inspiration within.
Now tell me, what is stirring up in you? What do you need/long to create?
This ethereal shoot was a collaboration with some dear friends and local talent. Keep an eye out for more of this shoot (in color) coming to the blog soon!
**If you love this and want to see it from another perspective, follow my favorite girl, Lora Grady Photography, I promise she will have your heart soaring with her dreamy, fine art portraits.
Candice Hackett of Ivy & Tweed is a lifestyle, portrait, and wedding photographer, based out of Tacoma, WA. For inquiries and bookings, go to the contact form above, or click here.
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