Most of my friends and clients know that I will almost always pick a natural, outdoor location over an urban or indoor one. There's nothing wrong with shooting in the city or in a studio, but I can't deny that I love shooting in nature. Forests, oceans, coastal cliffs, desserts... I love them all.
This week I got to work with my friend Candy Tong (@candytong12), a very talented dancer and model, and my friend Nathan Carlson (@nathaancarlson), a talented photographer who specializes in dance photography. While I love working with clients to create sessions that represent them and what they love, there's nothing better than planning a shoot that is really representative of your own style.
The romper Candy wore here was right up my alley. We got some awesome pictures of the fabric flowing in the wind and the white color tied her into the background as she was the color of the clouds.
But back to the nature...
The Bay Area is a wonderful place to be a photographer since there are so many great landscapes within a few minutes or hours of wherever your are.
This particular day was one of the best days for a coastal shoot that I've seen in a while. The only thing I love more than being having an outdoor location is having an outdoor locations with clouds. I love love love how clouds add detail to a background and make it unique. Even though I'm sure tons of people have gotten pictures in Pacifica near Devil's Slide Trail, no-one else had the same cloud formations. This shoot was really unique because of that. The only thing better than a cloudy day, in my opinion, is an overcast one!
I get so spoiled with how beautiful this area is. Within a 10 minute drive along the coast, we found a trail to the ocean, a coastal overlook, and a sandy beach.
How lucky we are to have these beautiful locations so close to where we are. Photography has made me realize how often I took these spots for granted, and how much beauty can be found within a few miles of where I live.
Thanks for reading! I will be trying to blog a little bit more to keep you updated on my sessions and show you more of what my shoots look like in the end. If you have any topics you would like me to cover, please feel free to email me or comment below!