I did it! I put myself out there and tried something new. You’ve probably heard of the challenge that is going around on social media, the Ugly Location Challenge? Well this Mama took on that challenge and I must say “Nailed it.” I bet one of those fail and nailed photos popped in your head.
Anyways, I’ve never really done anything like this so I was pretty nervous, bubble guts and all. Once I walked into Michael’s, I wanted to turn around and leave but then I remembered it was an hour away from my baby, and I needed to enjoy it. Normally when I do something new or out of my comfort zone, I try to be hidden. You know, stay towards the back and wait until everyone leaves. I double-check that no one will see me so I’m comfortable. Then before you know it, I’m right back in my comfort zone. I needed to push myself and get over this fear. I wasn’t going to run away from a challenge, so buried the butterflies and grew some balls.
We walk in Michael’s and go straight to the floral department. I try not to pay attention to anyone around me and I start to play with the flowers. Placing the flowers around my cousins face. Handing them to my sister so she can pretend to smell them, anything that would make the photos look like they were in a real garden. It wasn’t that bad once we got started and it seemed like the people that were interested in what we were doing didn’t linger. That helped relax me and made it easier to have fun. I honestly thought the photos would turn out horrible. A few of the price tags made it into some of the shots but other than that, they turned out pretty good(Can you sense the surprise tone?) I’ve never worked with models before. Posing my subjects was difficult, I would have to say that was the hardest part for me. My sister and cousin aren’t models so they didn't know how to stand or where to place their hands. It was definitely a learning experience for all of us. It just goes to show you that you don’t need a lot of experience to capture amazing photos, you just have to be willing to do the work, put in the time, and practice. Editing the photos is a whole different story, I'm terrified of photoshop. But I will conquer that in time, that's my next mission. So get out there and challenge yourself, that's the only way you can grow.