Sunday mornings in downtown Bozeman are quiet after a night of friends out on the town
in a community that loves to spend time together having fun.
Such a unique and perfect opportunity
to walk around the usually active alley ways to catch a flavor
of the texture of this wonderful old town.
That is exactly what Emma and I did and the results are her for all to see.
We arranged a tulle skirt for her (read: I made it the night before), and found that hat in the top
of one of my closets - perfect with her leather jacket and chunky boots!
A sprinkle of spring sunshine (back when spring was being kind to us in Bozeman)
and we were ready to go.
I've shot in this area before, but each time the textures and colors seem to
offer a little something different - and special!
It certainly doesn't hurt to have such a beautiful model
with those stunning eyes!
I love the juxtaposition of Emma's beauty and poise with the urban
texture of these alleys.
Each business has it's own personality
reflected in its back door - sometimes I wish I could enter the businesses through those doors.
It would be a whole new perspective on what they do!
I met Emma when she was in third grade, and looking at these photos,
a lot has happened in the past 8 years or so. To state the obvious
she's grown into a beautiful young woman.
As you can imagine, I was thrilled when she responded to my model call!
As the morning progressed we went with something a little more reflective
of the hope for summer that the warm sun provided.
Thanks for looking - I hope you feel inspired about looking beyond
the typical view to find a place to do your next photo shoot.
The back roads and alleys of your town are probably
filled with potential! Go out and find it - and call me to come along for the fun
because I love this stuff!
Leave me a comment telling me how you find inspiration in location and the character of a place.
Maybe we can go there together someday!