Just a reminder.

December 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Iona Speidel-4620Iona Speidel-4620 As I continue to share some of my favorite stories, I am reminded about several things as a photographer.  This image is a HUGE reminder to me about just "taking a breath and letting go".  This moment happened as I was giving the little girl directions while posing in front of my lens.  At one point, I had asked her to look over at a red car so that I could capture her cute little profile and then I got side tracked for a few seconds.  As I looked back, i noticed that this sweet girl was slowly swaying and humming to herself:)  She was still looking over toward the red car, but had somehow become quite relaxed in front of the camera and she literally began to dance.  I quickly began shooting as she was beginning to add in her fluid arm movements and just before a gentle twirl.  It was just beautiful to watch her move and the fact that she could do this and give me such fabulous eye contact and emotion is what made this shot so fantastic:)  I am a true believer, that setting the scene is important, but letting go and allowing things to happen is really the KEY. If I had continued to direct her....and not given her those few seconds of quiet, this would have never occurred.  Yes it takes a bit of trust between the subject and the photographer for something like this to occur as well, and I'm so happy that she felt comfortable enough to share herself and let go.

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Thank You:) 


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