Friday, December 28, 2018

The Girl In The Rain

Hello, friends!  Long time no speak.  My friend, W, looked at my blog and said, "Last post in September.  You better update."  Well, here I am!  My apologies for the long absence.  I haven't been feeling inspired or creative in the past few months.  Y'all know me.  I won't post if it feels forced or inauthentic.  One of my resolutions for the coming new year is to push myself to be more creative.  What better time to start than this year?  In November, I completed a total of four photoshoots in a two weeks span.  It's slowed down since, but here's one of the finished shoots!

My friend and I decided to spend Thanksgiving together and one of the activities we squeezed into the day was this photoshoot.  It went from drizzling to pouring pretty fast so we were trying to snap images as quickly as possible!  If only you guys could've seen what happened behind the scenes!  I had a sweatshirt thrown over my head and the camera with my umbrella dripping water down the back of my jeans.  If you look closely, you can see some of the raindrops captured in the photos.  

I kept the editing as natural as possible.  I love the light in the Pacific Northwest!  It's a little dark right now, but the light is always diffused.  Very different from the golden tones I caught in Los Angeles.  As usual, I only edited light, dark, shadows, and obstructions such as lampposts.  Facial features and bodies are NEVER altered in any way.  True and authentic representation, you know?

For those of you who have stuck around . . . let me know what you think in the comments! What is your personal philosophy on photoediting?  Are you for more natural or "glossy" editing?  


  1. These photos are gorgeous, love that you can see the raindrops!
    I agree, I think it's best to keep the editing natural. But I like quite bright photos, so I have to resist bumping up the shadows too much when the lighting wasn't that great haha

  2. Hello! I was wondering what you had been up to! Beautiful photos as always :) I always edit my photos... the ones from my camera just a bit of contrast and colour correction, the ones from my phone I like a VSCO filter on haha.

  3. It's good to see you back!! These photos are gorgeous, as always. I tend to edit my photos quite naturally, by fixing the lighting and bumping up the saturation a bit. Then again, my friend reckons my photos look fake-looking so who knows haha! I guess everyone has a different eye for those things :)