2019, here & now | Portraits!

I have set a lot of personal and professional goals for 2019, one of them being to appreciate my city and surroundings more. Doing this requires me to live in the moment and be thankful for what I already have instead of longing for what others have.

As a photographer, it can be easy to get caught up in the Instagram and Pinterest world of envy and dissatisfaction after seeing other photographer's work in gorgeous places like Yosemite or unique cities with a cool spot around every corner.

The grass is always greener on the other side, right? Your own city and surroundings start to feel bleh or overused, and your creative spirit gets heavy under toxic thinking like that!

I decided to take control of my own creative magic and look at my city with new eyes, trying new things in my neck of the woods without comparison to what others are doing. At the end of the day, we are each creative photographers with something different to offer anyway.

So I reached out to a good friend and one of my first ever clients and we went exploring the ruins of an old industrial section that I will be shooting bridal photos at again this spring!

I love the look of this area, the fun Angel and I had, and the light, satisfied feeling of doing what I set out to do: appreciating the here and now.

Taylor O'Kelley Photography | December 2018

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