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BTS: Rose Girl

The Rose Girl by Julie Belton Photography

It’s interesting and intimidating when I get the opportunity to shoot along side other photographers.  It always seems like everyone else has their shit together, and I’m staring into space still pondering what I want to create.  Don’t get me wrong, I do preplan most of my images, with sketches and mood boards and I shoot with intent, but in this case… i was “shooting from the hip”.

On a recent collaboration shoot, I met up with three of my girls from  FA (Fine Art) photographers, Tatiana Lumiere, Jenna Martin and Bonnie Al-Rafai, and a new fella I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time… Kory Zuccarelli.  Tatiana had arranged everything ahead of time, and even though we got preview pics of the location… I had no idea what the models looked like, or what type of wardrobe everyone was bringing.

Once we arrived on location, after a mile long hike into the woods, everyone started setting up, grabbing their gear, models at the ready, and I kinda just sat their for a few moments.  I am a little outta shape, so this pause was just what I needed to catch my breath =)  I surveyed the area, wardrobe and models and said, what the heck am I going to shoot.  I didn’t want to leave this amazing opportunity imageless.

Kory had toted along this antique suitcase filled with beautiful antique dresses… I feel in love with the soft colors of the pink one in this image.  Tatiana had a vase of almost dead dried white roses, and I had a model (Elizabeth Post) that was nearly 6 feet tall!  Now… where to shoot?? Well, this archway was just begging to be photographed.  I actually heard it call to me.  Once Elizabeth stepped into the frame, the image was staring me in the face.

I went back to the basics of what I know about photography… frame within a frame… repeating elements… movement… and combined those rules to create this image.  I absolutely love it, and I hope you do too.

Stay Creative =)

"The Rose Girl" by Julie Belton Photography

“The Rose Girl” by Julie Belton Photography