Sometimes the most beautiful things are in the most unlikely places. Directly behind me was some of the most beautiful blue water I've ever seen. It was noon and there were 100 people on this small beach. In this shaded area beneath the tree, I took some of my favorite pictures of my entire trip. Moral of the story? If you think it's beautiful in the direction you're looking, turn around, it might be even better. @brenbari
🚫COMFORTZONE🚫 I love my studio, but THIS has been my studio for the last few days. New, Exciting, Scary, Challenging and so many more things I can’t put into words. Getting outside of my comfort zone has been amazing this trip. What is something YOU have done this year outside of your comfort zone? 🙋🏼♀️: @ms_monika_
Filming my new course today on how to find people to photograph ANYWHERE! I’m so so so excited to share all of the messages I send to make sure I can find people to photograph when I travel. It is the most open I’ve ever been about sharing how I communicate. Check the link in the profile to be the first to be notified when it’s available!!
Sometimes you have a day that fills your soul with peace, excitement, wonder, and joy. Yesterday was that day. As we get older we get to experience new things so rarely, and even though I’ve shot on a beach before, the combination of good friends, beautiful light, doing what I love felt like a whole new experience. I hope you have one soon! Model: @brenbari
I was SCARED that my camera was done for when the monsoon hit us. I had two choices... 🌴
Shoot through the rain knowing these would be some of my favorite photos at the risk of ruining the only camera I brought. 🌴
Or play it safe and put my camera away even though I might miss some unforgettable pictures. 🌴
Through soaking rain, I couldn't even really see what I was taking pictures of. I was just pointing and shooting at this point and this ended up being one of my favorite photos from the entire trip!
I've always played it safe, but I want to take risks when it means growth. When the potential gain is bigger than the potential loss. Let's do this 2019!! Model: @ms_monika_
P.s. I'm coming back to Hawaii in 9 days!!
Strobes suck! Natural light is better!! Just kidding, I get asked constantly, do I shoot with strobes, should I shoot with strobes, which is better?? So I made a video with expert strobe photographer @seeleyfoto and amazing model @ashleykfit to see which works better!! The important thing to remember is that it depends on what you want your photo to look like, what your goals are for the image. Don’t get hung up on what is right and wrong, just get out there and shoot!! New video in profile!!
"You can do it, you're just choosing not to." It might sound silly but when Zach Galafanakis said this in "A Wrinkle In Time" It moved me. I thought of all the things in my life where I pretended that I had to CHOOSE to do it. Then I realized I was CHOOSING not to so many things I was capable of. Whether it was learning a new skill, creating a new course or trying something new, I was the one who was putting barriers in my way. You should know the next time you have an opportunity, you CAN do it, if not then YOU'RE choosing not to.
I know that January 1st is just an arbitrary start date like Monday is. But it is a divider that shows us what we have done for the last 300 some odd days. This photoshoot makes me proud of how I spent my time. I hope I feel the exact same way in 2019, and I hope you do too!