mono lake, california
When clients fully trust me and my vision, magical things can happen. <3
Usually when couples approach me to do a shoot with them, they have a general idea of where they’d want to shoot. We will talk about a few potential locations, and brainstorm something that works for them. Rarely do I ever get a “do whatever you want to do creatively,” but that’s exactly what Tommy & Rosemary said to me, in regards to this shoot. Um… *anything??* That’s a bit overwhelming. There were so many places in the world I’d love to shoot, but what was something we could do in a day, that really sparked my curiosity and interest? After a bit of pondering, one thought immediately came to me: Mono Lake & the Eastern Sierras. Looking at things logistically, I said, no…. that’s way too far away! It was an 8 hour drive round trip to & from Sacramento! After that realization, I thought: we’ll just do Lake Tahoe. It’s still pretty, has a lake, and it’s a much closer drive. But my heart kept tugging at Mono Lake. Finally, after thinking about it (and listening to a podcast with Elizabeth Gilbert, talking about how creativity “isn’t going to make sense,”) I decided to just go with my gut desire and curiosity and follow it to Mono Lake, even if logistically, it was a bit crazy. These two were totally on board, as they explain that they wanted me to be as creative as I could. So off we went! In the end, I was SO glad we decided to go for it. What sparks your curiosity creatively will lead you to interesting places! Lake Tahoe felt like settling for me in this shoot (which I know sounds crazy, but my heart just kept wanting to go here!), and I was SO JAZZED about this location and working with them – I felt my creative juices just flowing everywhere. That’s the feeling that I love to feel when I’m in creation. That flow that allows me to be present, collaborate with the people in front of me and make some amazing images. :) So enjoy the images from this magical day!