Allow me to tell you a story… A couple of years ago, my pal Shannon of Flourish and I got together with other awesome humans that we loved and made pretty pictures for the heck of it. Shannon made some crazy awesome wearable flowers, I did weird camera stuff and tried some new ways of processing the images, but most of all we spent a couple days running around pretty places making photos and flowers and having the best time. We were like kids playing with new toys and it was SO much fun. No one paid us, we had no reason for the photography sessions other than the fact we wanted to mess around and play together. Fast forward a couple years and an amazing start up makeup company reaches out to me about a lifestyle brand shoot based mostly on those fun play sessions we did. Because we allowed ourselves the power to play and create in the exact way we wanted we attracted an amazing company who wanted exactly what only we could give them. It was a total joy to run around to random spots (like a parking garage, a fallen tree and, oh, you know, the commercial gas station next to my office) and make photos of Allure Cosmetics amazing products on our super pretty model with incredible flowers from Shannon and perfect hair and makeup by Christi Reynolds Beauty! I can’t even begin to say how much I love these photos and how much I love the incredible people I got to make them with. You can go check out Allure Cosmetics website now and get some of their awesome eye shadows. I was lucky enough to try them and they are amazing!! I love them and can’t wait until there are even more products. I am so happy we decided to have fun and make the photos we wanted with a day of play because it led to this awesome session for an incredible company. And there is NOTHING better than that!