When you decide to take your photography to the next step there is so much to consider. Life isn’t about shooting in auto anymore. It’s so much like a symphony that needs to play together perfectly at the same time in order to produce a beautiful melody, in this case beautiful portraits. To have all the components of my camera flow together is not just as easy as 123. I have to make real accurate decisions in order to get the shot. Not just any shot, but a clear, sharp, shot that speaks to the viewer. My lighting has to work with my settings, my settings have to flow with my environment, my environment has to flow with my subject. Sometimes in the trying so hard I forget to relax & when I don’t relax I lose myself. So I need to remind myself to breathe and be ok that sometimes I’m not going to get it right. What I can do is keep learning, give myself some slack and enjoy this amazing trip I’m on. This was a session I had this wknd. I found myself questioning everything I did & forgot to breath, but the moment I stopped, focused and exhaled I was able to take shots like this!