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For me, inspiration comes in so many different ways. And often I'm just so lacking in it. My lack of posting is a sign of that very thing missing in my life.

There hasn't been a lack of posting over on Instagram, it's just here on the blog. So, today I thought I'd share a few things I do when I'm suddenly inspired.

When inspiration hits, I usually have a particular look in mind, so I grab those things. In this case, it was a white chair that sits on my front porch.

Still life
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  1. I grab those things that have suddenly jumped into my mind.
  2. Look around for items that complement
  3. Find the light
  4. Arrange them ... stack them, open them, move them around (take shots of the changes and additions
  5. An item that gives movement to my set up is what I look for next (in this case it's the white cloth that's blurred out in the background)
  6. I shoot from several angles.
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These dried peonies were sitting on my dining table from another still life session, so I pulled them into the shot with the journal open this time rather than under the cup of tea. I also took the orchid out of the background and just let it be streaming light.

There were so many more images I took and don't want to put them all here, but you can check out my Instagram and see if you can spot the ones that were taken on this same morning.

I hope I've helped bring a little inspiration your way!

Happy shooting!

Always

I'd love to hear your thoughts?

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

5.0
2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

5.0
2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

5.0
2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!
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