Spontaneity // An Atlanta Adventure
I'm going to be a believer as long as I live.
I got to spend a few short days in Atlanta with my precious friend Meaghan, who just so happens to be a fabulous photographer. And photographers really like to take photos of each other. (She had no idea what she was getting into with my awkwardness and lack of modeling skills.) I feel like conquering Urban Outfitters and thrift shops is our thing because we do it every time we see each other, and it's what we were doing when we realized the sunlight was almost gone. Oops. :)
(That thrifted Free People dress was totally worth it.)
With the light fading fast, we ran outside, trying to make the best of the location since we didn't have time to follow our original plan. We had less than an hour for both of us to take turns shooting the other.
And there's something about the space. When all your plans get obliterated. When you have to make it up as you go and decide things on the fly.
I used to be the girl that scoped out every inch of a location to look for the best walls and textures and imagined the best poses for all the places. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that, because sometimes I need a little structure and some guidelines.
But sometimes I don't. I think a lot of times I don't.
My absolute favorite images I've ever shot have literally been when I have zero plans. When we go out and just explore. When we have fun and laugh a lot and be really goofy. When we experiment. When we try and fail and try again.
There's something liberating about that place. When there's no pressure to make it to this place or do that thing. When you're not really sure how any of it's going to turn out and but you're doing your best and having a whole lot of fun along the way.
Maybe that's how all of life should be.
That's how I'm trying to live lately. Plans held loosely. Less expectation. More freedom. A heart wide open. To whatever may happen.