Over the years I’ve found that, when it comes to my photography, personal projects keep me most excited about shooting. I can’t thank Bryan enough for asking me to join him on this recent shoot. Hidad, our gracious subject on a recent Sunday afternoon, was interested in having some portraits done. Bryan found a great space to capture him, and Hidad put up with “left…right…up…down…this way….no that way…I changed my mind, back the other way” for over an hour. On this shoot, I wanted to experiment with mixing flash with natural light. Personal projects are like gold: I can experiment (with plenty of room to fail), I always learn something new, and my excitement for photography is reinvigorated every time. And then I get to use my new tricks on client shoots. I was so excited about these results that I scheduled my next personal project shoot as these images were downloading. Stay tuned!