ben + braylee // vintage film elopement inspo // hocking hills

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ben + braylee // vintage film elopement inspo // hocking hills

If you haven't heard me say it before, I love making time to do personal work to create new art and test new things that a wedding day timeline otherwise doesn't allow. Ben and Braylee Gerber have been set in stone as my models since almost April, so I knew I had to make this project something meaningful and unlike anything else I've done... then here comes the biggest fear I have when it's time to shoot: my creativity was dry. I had the hardest time posing, using the light, and finding where to place my subjects. Don't we all get in creative ruts at times? I thought to myself, "Great. You've been waiting for how long to shoot this and you can't come up with anything?" In all honesty, I walked away from that day feeling just OK. Then by the grace of God, when I uploading the RAW files to my computer, I was more than tickled with images I had - things, mind you, that I truly don't even remember taking or posing. God had my back here, and He deserves nothing shy of all the credit and glory here. 

After I started making my way through these images, I realized that they need to be completely different than any of my other work. From my un-saturated tones and low contrast edits to mostly 16x10 crops to the sincere raw emotions. I even threw in a few attempts at using a prism and double exposure (yikes) but I love the 70's film vibe this shoot has and to be honest, makes me want to shoot like this all the time. Thoughts? 

Florist: Bear Roots Floral
www.bearrootsfloral.com

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