Whenever I shoot with Valerie, I get results that grow ever-closer to the creative style I'm pushing towards. I'm so happy with what we produce, and I'm super thankful for the company and conversation that comes with our adventures!!
Dark \\ Light
Had a discussion today that reminded me of a new direction I wanted to take my photography this summer. Something I'll be able to put out that carries more meaning and insight. So that'll probably be in the works soon, which is pretty neat.
Arise, shine; for your light has come
Sour. Sweet. Sticks around.
@imrachelnicole is a rad model and an even radder friend. Thanks for planning great adventures with great people, even if you quite literally drag me around on fairy lights. Or attack my comments. Or withhold your pet rabbits from me.
Transparency is so important.
Quoting two of my friends here, because I don't think I could phrase this idea any better myself:
"Take a close look. Is your life polluted with anything that's getting in the way of that [your call]? How does that affect those around us? How does that affect our credibility and authority to rebuke other sins?"
"A large part of a believer's testimony and ability to witness effectively hinges on whether or not they are living a double life filled with sin."
Not living with skeletons in your closet is incredibly important. Surrender them, know that you're called to so much more, and let them be a testimony to all you've become or are becoming 🙌
Pretty colorful for a rainy day adventure with @imrachelnicole
Thanks again for driving/performing a full, in-car concert 🔥
When was the last time you looked at rain and thunderstorms like a kid does? Or LIFE as a kid, for that matter? Seeing the rain as an opportunity to go splash in a puddle - get wet without caring, and just have fun. Looking under a rock just to see what was underneath. Being filled with wonder at the sight of a butterfly instead of giving it a passing glance.
Shoutout to @thewisconsinista to getting wet without caring in this shot. And if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go get some friends, follow suit, and just go play in the rain 😄
Finally found out why @ronnieterryjr always looked so familiar - we went to high school together!! Always awesome bumping into him at meetups, and had a rad time shooting with him on the beach the other day 🔥
Thanks @mke_my_city for the foggy, wonderful meetup this morning! Great to bump into some old friends, and make twice as many new ones! ☁️ ☁️ ☁️
Most people I know find themselves walking in darkness more often than not. Do you see your value? Your beauty? Your light?
Renew your mind
Get you a model and a friend who, after the shoot ends, challenges people to go around the table and say what we like best about each other. Val is seriously such a bubbly and wonderful individual, and she too is willing to get into a grocery cart for the shot 😂
To live in peace as troubles rise up like thorns and weeds. To see beyond what can surround us and invite fear. This is to be fixed on the unseen.
This is realizing you are light.
Be free from yourself
Cast off that dark and lift those eyes up, because it's a great big world 🙌
What gives depth to your vision? Where does your creativity flow from?
Also including evidence that @valeriyatikhomirova is a smiley individual since those other pics have been a feel trip
To be gentle & bold
Valeriya is a kind and awesome person who's willing to climb into shopping carts to get cool, creative shots. If you're inspired by models who can capture a mood and work with the photographer to produce really unique results, she's your gal!