I’m pretty sure I say this in just about every blog post, but this semester is flying by. I don’t see how it’s possible that we are at the end. I’m trying to get all my new composites done before this weekend because things are about to get super hectic again. I have a wedding and a family shoot this weekend along with a new client meeting, then a family shoot during the week, grad critique, and then we go on a week long road trip to Boone NC, Asheville, and then around to Ball Ground Georgia where I’m shooting a wedding the 17th. I really want to try to get all my editing done before we go on this trip so I can actually enjoy a vacation and not just stress about all the work I have left and clients wanting photos asap for Christmas. Definitely trying to finish up my grad work in the next few days if possible; or at least the majority of it.
So my most recent shoot is inspired by this online fitness group I’ve been in. Our “coach” is a mom and is always posting videos of her working out and what not. In just about all of them her son is in the background imitating her, or trying to talk, or walking past and timing it to miss any flying arm movements or legs. Those videos always remind me of when I try to work out with the dogs out of their crates and how they always are in my way, annoying me, trying to get attention, and pretty much being pests. So with that in mind, that’s where the inspiration from this shoot comes from.
I think it very much relates to this idea of a modern day family in a couple of ways. Like for me, I like working out at home and not wasting time driving to and from the gym and I can do everything when I want to and not have to worry about an audience (well unless you count the dogs lol.) Also I think it’s super relevant to this idea of a modern day family in regards to body image after having kids or just trying to stay healthy when you have all these distractions and other things to take care of in your life (especially when you have kids or pets that depend on you to take care of them.)
I actually didn’t like this one when I was working on it but after it was all put together it really grew on me. I like how all the figures are placed in a way that draws your eye around. I like how Ghost is being Ghost and trying to be annoying by howling at me. I think it’s especially funny because Yoga is supposed to be this calm, relaxing thing and obviously Ghost doesn’t let that happen. Lou always is perched up on the couch like a cat, and Luna is up on the stars adding depth to the scene and she’s sort of doing a “downward dog yoga pose.” I like the color scheme a lot with the neutral colors and it’s using a room I don’t typically focus on in a lot of my composites.