Sunny Sights with Melrose

Just out enjoying the sunny days while they last, using a ton of flash, and shooting with everything except an 85mm lens. I used to shoot with only 85mm when I did lifestyle shoots before and it’s still my favorite focal length but if I’m not aiming for a shallow depth of field, I don’t bother with it since that’s the main reason I use it for.

It was great being able to reconnect with Melrose for the first time in a few years. Of course, she looked amazing in this dress and I knew it would work great in this location. I expected this shoot to look a bit different but the park we shot at was closed off. Initially, I expected more brown tones in the background for a complementary color scheme. Still, it worked out well. It always does.

Stylistically this is more in line with what appeals to me. It’s not for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be. I think the more and more I shoot the more I am learning to lean into what I want, whatever that may be at the time.

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