2018, day 1. I refuse to write New Year's resolutions because they seem like a recipe for failure. I do, however, believe in setting goals. One of my goals for 2018 is to become more comfortable with off-camera flash and lighting setups (both in the studio and eventually on location outdoors). I am excited about the possibilities that lighting can open up for my photos as my style continues to evolve. While I don't yet have the equipment for outdoor lighting, I DO have a nice indoor studio setup that I brought out today with my goal in mind. I worked on testing out settings, light placement, and equipment until my girls were so tired that they were just done. But I think it all worked out quite well because I get to start the new year a little bit closer to accomplishing my goal and I also have these stunning images of their natural beauty. No makeup, no hairstyling, no wardrobe, no accessories. A serious face from each, for sure, but totally "them". So if you'd like to add some studio shots to your upcoming senior portraits, I'm working on it and I'll be happy to add an indoor studio set to your session. Just be patient and be kind. I'm on an upward curve toward learning and nowhere near mastery yet. But I do promise I'll put my heart and soul into capturing YOU exactly as you are, with all your complexities and details. This is 2018, and it looks good.