Inspiration shoots are my all time fav. Its my time to think of things in my head and experiment. I use to do it all the time but work and building my business started to take over. Rim (the gorgeous model below) had contacted me early last year and asked about doing a shoot together. I said I would LOVE to because I was in the midst of wedding season and needed something a little different to keep the creativity going. I told her to let me think up an idea. I wanted to do something with a flower crown and a green field, but I wanted the crown to be grand. I wanted the hair and makeup (it was perfect) to be whimsical and the accessories to be as well. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought all the flowers to make the crown. I had no idea what I was doing…all I knew was the crown kept getting bigger and bigger, hah. (but that was the point…to be grand). I found a metallic skirt and asked Rim to wear a light colored t-shirt. She brought some gold bracelets that went beautifully with my butterfly necklace (it was my 104 year old great great aunts…so its like an antique), and we paired it with my white fur  stole (also my great great aunts, that lady had some awesome things). So we set out to make some magic. The sunlight was just perfect for what I was wanting. Rim did an amazing job being my model! That girl can pose and work the camera! I had an amazing time getting to do something I love and out of the norm. Its always good to go out on a limb and just let your mind run. I have so many ideas in my head and its sometimes hard to get going and make it happen. I have another shoot that I have been thinking in my head for 3 years now and I finally think I can make it happen. But right now its top secret…you will just to wait and see :)

Here are some of my favs. I also want to add, the photo of her laying by the tree. The tree is no longer there, it was struck by lightening I believe and was destroyed so they had to cut it down. I will forever be grateful I shot by that tree because it was so big and beautiful.

 

Since I’m obsessed with bridals (obsessed isn’t even close)…expect to see more bridals on the blog. I’m going to start off with some of my favorites from Rebecca’s beautiful bridal session that was done last February. Wow, I can’t believe its been almost a year and they will be celebrating their wedding March 16th! I have really enjoyed getting to know this beautiful girl and her family. We had so much fun at her session. I love it when brides trust me on some things; like posing and adding in the occasional fur. A week after the session I met Rebecca and her parents to view the photos from her bridal session. This will be a memory (a good one for sure) that will forever be embedded in my brain. So we were going through her photos oooing and awing….then all of sudden her Dad shouts out, “Oh that one…that one!” (his hand flies up with excitement…a cup of water flies towards my computer – I grab it…all is good). I could not stop giggling and smiling. It was seriously the sweetest thing. He was so excited about this photo of his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress (the one of her on the stairs – I also have the same photo of me at my parents house; great parents think alike). He apologized for  spilling the water…I said “I don’t care about the water, I’m more excited about how excited you are about her photos!” It was awesome to see someone so excited! I seriously love her parents, her and Joe, and their wedding! So enough rambling…here are some of my favs!

Location: Tulsa Rose Garden

Bouquet: Divine Designs by Mandy (love her)