It is very rare for me to be in my studio alone, especially in the Spring- Fall months where we are hopping with weddings every week. The winter months are quieter, full of reflection, planning, and smaller editorial projects. As a creative, it's important to make the time to exhale and refill one's creative fuel tank on occasion, and winter has become the time of year for me to do that.
This past winter, while I was deep in my creative cocoon, Bend Magazine approached me about sharing my business story for an upcoming issue. I couldn't believe my luck, as I love the magazine and admire the community-based storytelling and photography in every issue. My friend, photographer Heaven McArthur, was assigned to follow me around and take pictures of me for the article, so we both planned on an afternoon when I was creating florals for a small styled shoot when I was in the studio alone.
Heaven arrived to the beat-driven, gritty rock n' roll that was blasting on my studio speakers and my explanation that when I work alone I always have music blasting to help me get into my creative zone. It worked for her too, because she immediately slipped into her creative zone and started snapping photos of me at work. ;)
We chit-chatted and got to know each other a little better as we both worked. It felt very natural and organic, and I think her photos really captured that afternoon perfectly.
To see which photos made the cut and read the magazine article, go here.