Off camera flash

Shelby|Night-time Christmas Session|Scotia

Happy New Year! Most Sunday's I aim to post a senior blog. This one is a Super Soul Sunday blog. Something that ignites my soul. I had been wanting to do a night time shoot for quite a while. I had been so slammed with shoots during the busy season, that I wanted to reward myself with a shoot just for me. : ) I did a model call, and had a lot of great girls respond back. I have noticed Shelby has been following me for a while and liking my facebook and instagram posts, so I went with her. This girl ROCKED IT! She and her mom met my lighting assistant Laura and I at Hoby's Market in Scotia. (who by the way have the best Salami Dutch Crunch sandwiches).  I wanted to try and get something with Christmas lights. We started out with some shots before dark, and then shot into the dark.We shared some laughs, and some good times, and  I am so happy with how this shoot turned out! Thank you Shelby for doing such a great job! If you are reading this and would be interested in being a model for a future model call, leave a comment below. I have many ideas I would like to try in 2018! 

My Off Camera Flash Journey

My Off Camera Flash Journey

I remember it vividly. Sitting on the beach with my toes in the warm sand at Swimmers Delight. Everyone else had headed back to the camp, laughing and joking around and getting ready for dinner and the fun night by the campfire. I was left to enjoy the sand, trees and river of beautiful Humboldt County by myself.  It was the most peaceful time of the day. The light was so soft; almost magical. I have a hard time slowing down, but in these moments I actually could slow down and enjoy. What I understand now as a photographer is that was the magical golden hour. I still love that magical golden hour.. When I walk  home now and see the sun glistening off the grass, I just want to grab my camera and start shooting. Every. Single. Time.