So I was browsing the web for more creative solutions to shooting a bridal bouquet and not a whole lot of variation came along. So I decided to make some of my own attempts at shooting bridal bouquets more uniquely to help anyone else out there in need of some inspiration. Here’s what came to mind:
1. Think in terms of natural gripping of the bouquet–does she hold her flowers upright? Down to the side? Pass them off to the groom?–pose the bride accordingly.
2. Expand your composition repertoire, take your perspective for a little jaunt around the frame and put that bouquet in a unique location.
3. Think Old School, sometimes those beauty queens had the right idea for comfort and stability.
4. Think way outside the box, if the bride is willing to part with her bouquet.
5. Try letting the bride hold her bouquet naturally, if it looks great, roll with it.
And one more in this vein because I just love how this bride is holding her bouquet…
OK, I hope you found at least on bit of inspiration here. Happy shooting!
The alarm goes off. The day begins. I dive into the everyday hustle and bustle of life. What I haven’t yet accomplished is the necessary and disciplined practice of what Julia Cameron calls Morning Pages (a.k.a. Junk Purge). In her books, The Artist’s Way, The Vein of Gold, Finding Water, and more, Cameron writes about the first step toward creative freedom, Morning Pages.
Taking the time to sit down and pen (yes, she encourages hand writing versus typing) your random thoughts and to-do lists to purge the very thoughts that hinder, or at least cloud the creative process. Morning Pages are to be written every morning. Every day. For me, this takes remarkable discipline. But I’m starting and each day I write will be a victory and will aid my creative process.
It is my hope that you find encouragement to start your Morning Pages and expand your creativity.
It’s not every day that I get to meet the kind of family that you see here. They are a blended family from a love that started in youth and rekindled in their adult years. It’s a beautiful story, really, and one that culminates in this beautiful family. I guess my romantic nature is drawn to love stories that have tremendous history in so little time. They warm the cockles of my heart. Thanks, Becksted Family, for sharing your love with me and anyone who ventures here.