What to do when you get jealous of your subjects!
After my first two experiences shooting in the Beloved style, I noticed that I kept leaving each session with two profound feelings:
1. Humble gratitude. The experience is just so neat. There really aren’t words to describe how cool it is.
2. Longing. Because it is such a neat experience I longed to be able to share something similar with my own spouse…
But what do you do when you don’t know of a single other Beloved photographer for hundreds of miles? Well, I opted for the fabulous idea of “trade” :)
If I could shoot another photographer for a Beloved session, perhaps they could understand the concept enough to do it for me! The ever so fabulous Kristin Brown was a perfect choice, not only because I think she’s an awesome photographer, but I knew she was a Jesh De Rox fan and familiar to a degree with some of these concepts. I’m delighted that Kristin was up for the experience! You can read Kristin’s view of the experience in her own words HERE.
As is very typical of male subjects and husbands in general… Kenny really hates portrait sessions. I promised him up and down that this would be totally different, and I think one of the happiest moments for me was when Kenny declared out-loud with gusto,
“This is the best photo session EVER!!”
To be continued…
ooh the suspense!
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. Someday she will write a really fabulous post about the concept of “trade” and how it has played a major impact in her life and business. Never ever underestimate the opportunity you have to provide value for someone else in exchange for talents and services of value that they have as well. Win-win trade situations are one of the most effective sources of networking you can find.
Brooke teaches inspiring online photography classes that bring you confidence in your skills and creativity.
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