Our living spaces say a lot about each of us. I enjoy eclectic rooms tied together by the cohesion of individual style as opposed to being clinical in their perfection. What better way to feel at home and comfortable in your engagement photos than by having the session done in your own space? Kelsey and Brad opted for this route after our initial plans fell through due to the manic depressive weather we have most of the year here in Western Washington. Their lovely vintage apartment is at the foot of Capitol Hill and we took full advantage of the close proximity to pizza and beers after our session was done. No joke Kelsey even wore her flower crown while double fisting slices of pizza, these are my kind of folks.
Brad does pottery in his spare time and many of the pieces you see in these shots are items he handmade in this very apartment. Kelsey may not have the same steady hands as Brad but she assists his pottery habit by helping him glaze items and inspire design choices. The collective creativity these two share is truly special, we all need a creative outlet in our life.
And speaking of creativity; I’ve been pursuing some more out of the box techniques in my photography lately. In this session I achieved two different multiple exposure shots that I did in-camera (meaning no Photoshop trickery involved) and also shooting with some motion blur in mind to change how an image feels. It’s hard to bust out of a routine when shooting but ultimately that’s how we grow as artists, breaking a few rules here and there while never abandoning the overall aesthetic.