The other day, Josh and I went on a photo walk in our new neighborhood. It was cold and blustery, and we were reluctant to venture outside - but it was our first day off together in a few months, and we decided this was a much better way to spend time with each other than sitting on the couch flipping through Netflix shows.
Josh is a digital artist and has a background in animation, and had wanted to learn about photography for a while. It was so much fun to share what I do with him and watch him observe everything around him in a different way. More often than not, he would point the lens at me; I’m known for being extremely uncomfortable and awkward in front of the lens, but being photographed by someone I’m so close to and love so much was a different experience entirely.
I’ve struggled recently with even calling myself a photographer. Buried under the workload of two part-time jobs, wedding planning, and planning our move until recently, I have had no time to dwell in my own thoughts and create something purely out of curiosity or desire. Being creative is hard work. It takes a lot of emotional labor, time, and energy - all things which I have been lacking recently.
Wandering around Silver Spring in the cold with my love, shooting for nothing and nobody but myself, really brought me back to why I started taking pictures in the first place. It’s fun! Capturing expressions and moments is what I love to do, and doing it with Josh was refreshing, relaxing, and so much fun. And if that wasn’t enough, I get to see his creative process as he transforms his photos with art. We’ve decided to make it a monthly thing, so keep your eyes peeled for more posts in the future!