9.21.2015

JESS IN A NORWICH FIELD | PORTRAITS, OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER

Honestly, these are some of my favourite portraits of Jess I took while I was in England, but I've never shared them because I thought they weren't good enough artistically. It was nearly dark when we roamed this field, resulting in these spontaneous photos being underexposed and grainy. From a photographer's view, all I could see was artistic flaws. But from a personal perspective, I remember how earlier that day Jess and I danced in the park, explored tiny bookstores with rickety wooden staircases, had a creative brainstorm while sipping our perfect coffee in The Little Red Roaster, dodged pesky pigeons who wanted our pastries, and roamed street markets in the vibrant, colorful city of Norwich. By the time of these pictures, we had tired eyes and aching feet, but we were oh so happy. It was a good day. (And it makes me laugh to remember how obsessed Jess was with my hoodie, which she veritably confiscated and basically would never let me wear and is modeling in the pictures below.)

As creatives, I think we often get swept up in perfection, assuming anything that isn't "perfect" isn't worth sharing. But sometimes, it's not about having expert exposure or ideal focus. Beautiful art is often created in the spontaneity, the messy, the wild bursts of happy, when we're too busy capturing a memory to be bothered about silly things like perfection.

17 comments:

  1. These are so so gorgeous, girl! I especially love the last one!

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    1. thanks so much! yes, that one's my favourite too :)

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  2. These are amazing! Imperfect photos are the best photos. :)

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    1. I definitely agree! thanks for your sweet words :)

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  3. Lovely photos Petie!
    Sometimes the best ones are the candid ones :-D Well that's what I've learnt so far. Hope you get over your cold too!!
    ~Ev

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    1. Candid photos for the win! :) awww thank you! It's taken over a week, but I think I will live haha.

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    2. Indeed!! :-) No worries! aww that's no good! Glad you are surviving though haha. Plenty of Ginger Tea and good movies!

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  4. These are soooo pretty! I love the first one-so cute! Photos full of life and real "in the moment emotion" are some of my favorites. You should definitely not be afraid to share the "imperfect" shots! :)

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    1. thanks so much, girl! All of you are being too precious. I won't be afraid of sharing imperfection anymore! :)

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  5. payton!! these are way. too. good.

    like whaaat? how are you such a good photographer and how is she such a gorgeous model??!!!

    (also, jess's comment = gold)

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    1. You are a darling I think I'm going to keep you forever.

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  6. I actually ADOREEEE the graininess of these photos!!!! Its beautiful!!!!! Gosh how I wish I could meet you two!! You and Jess are two my favoriteee photographers!!!!! :) xoxo

    Amanda

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    1. YAY! I'm so happy you like them! I usually like a bit of texture to my photos, and this set certainly has a lot of that! XD awww, you are so sweet!

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  7. they are gorgeous!!!!! Petie, these are sooo good!!! (man, Jess looks like Beth!!!))))
    #cutegirls

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    1. Thank you, my dear! I know, she really does, it's kinda scary. XD

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