Sometimes I get inspiration in the craziest of places. But I guess that is just really how inspiration works, right? Back when we were all confined to our homes and only allowed to socialize with the people that lived within those four walls, I was spending a lot of time scrolling through Tik Tok. I know a lot of us where there, it's ok you don't have to be embarrassed. What I found on Tik Tok was this amazingly creative and positive community. It was a place where people shared dance, drawings, painting, hair and makeup artists, singing and comedy. Tik Tok is FULL of art!
One day while I was scrolling, I came across a 60 second video of a makeup artist using rainbow sprinkles on her lips. Not a totally new concept, I have seen similar things over the years, but for whatever reason it sparked an idea for me. What if I styled a photo session around sprinkles? Using them in the conventional way and also unconventional ways. I LOVE COLOR. Sprinkles are just tiny bits of color all mixed together. Why not do a creative project all about sprinkles?
When we were finally allowed to be around people again, I called up my girl Molly. I have been photographing her and her family since she was 9 months old. She is going to be 12 in just a few days! She is always down for just about anything and her Mom is equally as awesome (not hard to figure out where Molly gets it from). Molly has been a part of many of my creative projects, including my very first one (Glitter Sessions) and one of my all time favorites (A Visual Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland). I knew that she would be perfect for this new idea that I had, so we headed to the studio to make my Tik Tok inspired idea something real.
When I got this idea, my vision was bold, bright colors and FUN! That's always my goal with these creative projects, fun. I want to express my creative heart, and make something fun and beautiful. After quarantine and during this pandemic, I figured that we could all use a little ice cream!
Molly totally brought her A game too. She was so excited about the session that when we were done she said, "That's is? We are done already?"
Every year I try to do at least one creative project, to fill up my artist heart and do something just for me. The funny thing about them is that occasionally, they turn into ideas for sessions that people want to book! My Glitter Session and Red Photo Project turned out that way. I guess what I am saying is that I am willing to try just about anything at least once. Photo sessions are supposed to be fun and exciting. I know that I say it all of the time, but my number one goal when photographing clients is to showcase their personalities and true self. So if you have an idea for a photo session, even if you think it is crazy, lay it on me! I bet together, we can come up with something amazing! We can all use a little bit of ice cream right now. That can mean actual ice cream or something else totally fun that can distract us from all of the crazy that is going on in the world today. Whatever it is, I am here for it. I want to hear all of your ideas. Let's make some crazy, fun, beautiful memories together!
If you want to see more ice cream and sprinkles with a cherry on top, you can find that here!