January 13, 2013

bekah // portraits


I think as photographers, it's easy to have a pattern. A rhythm of how you shoot, where you shoot, why you shoot. And that's okay. But it's not extraordinary. It's not fantastic and amazing. It's just, okay. What would photography be like if everyone took a risk every once in a while and shot out of the box sometimes? Even if it's not a crazy risk, stepping out of your comfort zone is hard. 

There is this location I have been eyeing for a long time. It's behind an auto repair shop, and every time I drive by I think, "Man I want to take pictures there." But I've never had the guts to ask a client to come with me. So when Bekah and I decided to have a photoshoot the other day, I brought her to this location. I needed to be pushed and stretched, even if that was just asking permission to use the space behind the shop to take photos. 

So we asked. And we were told "yes." And we were also directed to some of the cool parts of the junkyard (yes, that's what it is. a cool junkyard). So we shot. And got some pretty awesome pictures out of it. But what if we hadn't asked. 



























23 comments:

Hannah Nicole said...

these are wonderful. :) love seeing you grow as an artist. love our talks. love you! gato

Diana said...

um. these are amazing.

Elisha said...

HELLO GORGEOUS.

Olivia said...

these are beautiful. stunning. amazing. i love them. :)

Jessica Lauren said...

these are utterly fabulous! kind of love the location and light. :)

Madeline said...

love love love love. These are all amazing! Fabulous work ellie! its awesome to see what can happy when you just ask :)

Amelia Sutton said...

E.B.

these are AMAZING. so rad. the creativity in your mind is something i love to see come out through your sessions.

can't wait to see what you do this year...and in the next 10!

Jessica said...

wow, she is gorgeous, and the lighting is perfect. great work, ellie! x

( the alcove )

Jennoelle said...

these are really fabulous, dear. :)

Natalia G said...

These are beautiful! Great job. xx | Natalia.

Catherine Marsh said...

Oooooo I love these, your both amazing

Jianine ☺ said...

she is so pretty, and your shots are absolutely amazing :) x -Jianine

Olivia said...

bekah is so pretty. love these ellie! what a great location. the ones by the wall are so cute! xo

sarah b said...

aww my beautiful bestie. :) these are absolutely gorgeous ellie :D

Capturing the Moment said...

i LOVE these!!!:) the first one is my fav!!!:)

Grace Taylor said...

It's difficult to think outside of the box, or even to come up with the courage to do something outside the normal. But thinking outside the lines often brings fabulous results, as you have just shown! Lovely work, Ellie.

ⓜⓔⓔⓝⓐ said...

these photos are amazing!!! i love them so much! i love the ones with her standing near the pipe or gutter, or whatever that is! when i opened up this post from my dashboard, i knew it'd be something special, and guess what. It was.

[ Love, Meena ]

Anonymous said...

I love these Ellie! I LOVE LOVE them! Bekah is so pretty and the location is simply FANTABULOUS.

-emilybee

Rachel Clarke said...

GORGEOUS. Wonderful poses.

Kristyn said...

congrats to you for stepping out of your comfort zone! loved this shoot. totally worth it. :)

Simply me said...

These came out so great! Thanks for sharing that about the comfort zone thing..boy is that one hard! Yay for you for stepping out of it and being so awesome!

Kiley Marissa said...

these are so fun! it reminds me of a junkyard i've shot at a few times. aren't they so much fun? you and bekah remind me of you and kristen when you were younger. :)

Eliza Berry said...

Well isn't she GORGEOUS. These pictures are beauties too! I love the ones of when she is in the truck. :)