In the past couple month I have gone through some major life changes. These trials and tribulations have changed the person I am inside and all of these new things resulted in me having a complete metal break down on what I stood for as a photographer and why I started doing what I do. As much as I love weddings and absolutely adore my couples, I realized I was in a creative rut. I no longer felt proud of my work and I was always comparing myself to other photographers and I just felt very average. I reached out to another photographer, Rob Mata Photography, who has grown his business into an empire over the last year and I was interested in seeing if he’d mentor me and maybe help me crawl out of this creative rut I seemed to have put myself in.
When I started photography, I wanted to be able to capture everything. Weddings, skateboarding, product collaborations, festivals, music artists, behind the scenes, honestly anything you can think of. I found myself forgetting about all of those except for weddings. So when I reached out to Rob I flat out begged him for creative guidance.
For the last two months, we’ve started with getting me out of my natural habitat and went straight into how to work with clothing and models. How to get the photos that make stop your scrolling and do a double take at what the photo is bringing to you. I’ll be working more with him in the next couple of months and hopefully moving more into other genres of photography as well! Enjoy the beginnings of my crawl out of a creative rut//