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I’m still in awe at my best friend’s beauty and talent of being in front of the camera. There’s something special and intimate about photographing someone you know really well. As photographers, we have the pleasure of meeting people, learning their story and then telling it through images that capture their playful side, their serious side and best of all…their beauty INSIDE and out. And when you photograph someone you know and love, the beauty on the inside is what shines brightest to me.
I had a vision of doing a photo shoot in this over grown and full of weeds piece of land. I especially wanted to catch the trees while they were still blooming white flowers. Not even a week later, everything turned green and the white flowers had come and gone. Our timing could not have been better. Brittany was a good sport and hiked through weeds, thorns, and some very questionable bugs. Not to mention it was freezing when we started this early morning photo shoot! I enjoy photo shoots like this because I love to create and and I love to learn. Like many artists, a photographer never ever stops learning. Otherwise, we stop growing. One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Annie Leibovitz .“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.” That overgrown field became a vision as I was headed out to do errands. It’s true, it’s ALWAYS on. I realized when my brain kept forming photo shoot dreams that this was my passion and something I can’t ignore, even if I tried.
I hope you enjoy this shoot! New lighting and editing techniques were used, let me know what you think!
I am so thankful for Brittany Harrison and Ariana Chedgy, who helped make that vision a reality. I’m also still obsessing over Ariana’s work and how well she did. Look at that eye shadow! If you need a hair and makeup artist for a wedding, she’s your gal! Check her out at www.makemeupga.com
Abby Byrd is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Atlanta specializing in joyful film photography