Lately I have been finding inspiration for my work in new places. One of my favorite artists is Andrew Wyeth, I’ve always loved the dreamy quality of his work and wanted these images to reflect that. When I first saw one of his most famous works, Christina’s world in New York at age 15 I have always carried that image with me. I used his images today as I shot this session! I have also been reading fashion magazines like crazy and wanted these images to feel very editorial like something you’d see in Vogue or Kinfolk. I wanted to emphasize the wide open spaces giving the session a Midwest vibe.
I’ve also been extremely inspired by simple moments and quiet books so that has been influencing how I shoot sessions. I stand back more, use my 35mm (wide lens) and let the moments unfold with just a touch of direction. Enjoy these images and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Last spring I photographed Peyton’s boudoir session in her renovated barn and it was beyond stunning. We also shot an outdoor spring portrait session. I absolutely fell in love with the images. We used Vivian Elise Vintage’s beautiful gowns for our shoot last year and this year I found a vintage victorian dress for sale while getting coffee at Cafe 11:11. Peyton has a very ethereal, dreamy quality about her and is also a super talented Frederick photographer. Check out her beautiful work here: Peyton Olivia Photography.
Peyton and I have decided to make our session a yearly tradition. During the winter I find myself struggling with inspiration and excitement to shoot but the second the trees start blooming and the grass becomes green it’s like I’m inspired again.