Romeo + Juliet | Community Shootout
"These violent delights have violent ends..." - William Shakespeare
One of the best things about my job is that I get to be the creative I have always wanted to be. I love the fairytale aspect of photography and how we all interpret it differently. I was bummed to hear that in our photo community my peers where a bit afraid of communicating with each other as they thought they would be harshly judged. If anything in a community such as ours this shouldn't happen. Most of us ... We're southern for crying out loud :) Hospitality is in our veins. As I kept hearing more and more about this I got to thinking I had planned on shooting this alone with my team and then it hit me to invite my peers to just tear down that tension bearer and do what we love to do together as a collective. And it was an EPIC success! Romeo + Juliet is one of my favorite works of Shakespeare & to get to create it in the way I saw it in my head was absolutely phenomenal! Getting to shoot with all of these incredible talents was amazing and something I'll cherish forever! Community > Competition.
I do have a list of people to thank for this:
First off to Crystal Pierce, who did the amazing hair and makeup for our models & being my amazing co-director & truest friend.
Our lovely models, Clayton Sawyer & Lillian May, you are blessings & I am thankful to know you and work with you.
Laura, your the real MVP in helping me with my son! Such a beautiful soul and amazing person.
Haley - thank you for coming in the clutch and helping us with the greenery!
Justin - you are beyond amazing for helping without a complaint and are an amazing friend.
To all my amazing creatives for being there : You are all gems and I am glad to know you! True talents you are!
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