TBT: Throwback Thursday

I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of my favorite photos from past sessions! I think Throwback Thursdays would be a great way to evaluate and showcase growth and tell the story behind those images. Plus, I'm extremely bored. This week without my phone has been... humbling, to say the least.

Sidenote -- I'm starting to feel a little bit of fall in the air today here in Greenville, NC! Great weather for photography and it's my favorite time of the year. *uncrosses fingers* We may actually just be experiencing a break in temperatures.

Anyway... back to my phone woes.

To make a long story short -- for the past few weeks, I've been having issues with my battery dying really quickly. Not only that, it's been taking 6+ hours to charge, only to last another 2-3 hours before needing another charge. On Tuesday evening, it died completely. At first I thought there was just a short in my cord, I tried others and it's definitely something going on with the phone.

There isn't an Apple store here in Greenville, NC -- the closest one is an hour away in Raleigh... but they're booked until two weeks out. Now I have to travel to Durham tomorrow morning to get that fixed. It's so frustrating, but I have had some time to myself and I guess for that I'm grateful. It definitely shows that I can live without my phone, contrary to whatever I thought before. *shrugs*

On to #TBT


Kahlil is probably going to kill me for posting this photo. I liked it. He didn't care for it much at all. I'm just being honest. Sometimes photos can be hit and miss. There are some times when you think a photo is perfect and a client can think otherwise. There are some times when a client may love a particular shot and you're on the fence about it. You never know.

This is a shot that I would never give a client without taking it through photoshop to alter the apparent displaced hem line on his sleeve (unless I felt that fixing it would take away from the uncontrived nature of the photo). Other than that, I think it's perfect simply because it captured his mood. We had been shooting for over an hour and it was extremely hot out (near 98 degrees here in Greenville). We were all drenched in sweat. Needless to say, this was one of the last shots we got.

I learned to always check to make sure that clothes are always laying the way they are supposed to. That's really big, especially since this shot was intended for publication.