Follow Your Heart | Raleigh Film Photographer

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Being a creative can be hard. There are ebbs and flows of that creative juice. There are days where the ideas and inspiration and feelings of excitement are overflowing. And there are days where the well is dry and you feel almost numb to this art. It happens - and I’m sure if you are a creative you know the feeling all too well. Years ago I panicked and worried this feeling would never leave. Now I try to embrace it and push myself out of my comfort zone (whatever it may at that particular time). I’m sure a lot of photographers love the finished “image”, but for me, it’s much much more than that. It’s a feeling. A connection. An observation of a moment. The process of actually shooting is way more meaningful and poetic to me and not shooting is more painful than creating a bad image.

In 2019, I will be taking on a personal project to dig deep inside myself and let my soul scream out loud. I’m not making rules or stipulations for my project, but rather am just guiding myself towards work that fuels my passion with connections + people + film. Film isn’t perfect. It can be definitely be challenging. But film let’s me embrace my inner artist without having to worry about the final results. My goal is to always create work that hits me to my core. That makes me yearn for me. Work that means something.

As of right now, I am looking for other creatives or individuals/families to collaborate with in the new year. My goal here is not a call for a family session (although if your family fits the mold, that works for me), but to connect with others who share similar passions. I’m looking for mamas and her babies, couples in love, individual artists with a crazy passion, families who live off the beaten path…. I’m looking for others who are able to show up, let their guard down and be present. Others who are more concerned with the process rather than the end result.

If this sounds like you, I would LOVE to chat with you! Send me an email at stephanie@stephaniebryanphoto.com or fill out a Contact Me form and I will be in touch!