Another stock shoot. And another chance to celebrate beauty in life. Music is a language of the heart. When I can't find words, I can often find a song to express what I feel.
So this was an interesting shoot. And one I hope to revisit. 3 lights, a couple roses, and a piano (keyboard). Just at home, a typical Monday evening :)
Behind the scenes:
And the first two photos from the session accepted by istockphoto (click on the photo to see it or purchase it on istock's page):
One other thing I learned today: I'm so keenly aware of visual beauty being a photographer. Then the music - my ears are always listening. But I often forget to smell (except those smells that make us wrinkle our noses, right? ugh). So, stop and smell the roses. Or any flower you see (on the side of the road, in a vase, whatever it is!) Who cares if people are watching? The simple things like this help me feel truly alive. And that is a reason to smile.
I know, I know, I'm a little more poetic than usual. Sentimental. Reflective. Maybe even cheesy. But I want to make a difference with every photo I take, and it's an exciting journey as I re-discover how to see the world through a camera lens every day. It makes everything worth it. I share these photos because I am a photographer. And I am grateful.