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Kelsea Holder + PV Takeover + Day 2

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF A WORKSPACE. ✨ Last year, I decided it was time to get my own creative workspace. I was working out of my house, which is awesome, considering I can answer emails in my PJs. However, things were getting cramped. And the cringe-worthy sight of the dishes piling up in my sink was literally unavoidable when I could see them across the living room as I was editing! Owning a business makes separating work from everyday life hard enough, as your business easily feels like your LIFE. The overlap is constant. But making this change was one of the greatest steps toward normalcy. Our studio is located downtown, on the second story that overlooks quaint cafes and second-hand stores. This century-old building is filled with character. Old wood floors and exposed brick add charm, whilst our office space is a clean, white-walled space with hardwood floors and a giant south-facing window. And most importantly, the space has some pretty sweet light—soft + diffused—as seen here from one of my most recent personal projects.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at studio in San Luis Obispo, California.

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: ADAPT + EXPLORE. 💫 One of the reasons I LOVE being a photographer is the constant change. I’m one to get bored easily doing the same thing over and over again. I’ve never looked at Wedding Photography as a service I can throw down an assembly line and say, “Welp, onto the next one!” With every wedding comes a unique couple with their own amazing story to tell. There are subtle changes throughout the entire process that make it exciting, different, unique—even better when you’re at a new venue or location. But what happens when you shoot at certain venues over and over? Maybe you love this venue. Maybe the venue loves you! But isn’t it easy to just approach the day in a similar way when shooting at the same location time and time again? I’ve had to tackle this problem before, and with the restraints of a busy wedding day, sometimes it can be challenging. By the time this image was taken, the ceremony had ended, family photos were done and cocktail hour had begun. We had already taken bridesmaid photos earlier in the day when this specific spot wasn’t accessible. But I couldn’t pass up this light. The bridesmaids had stuck around with the bride through family photos and I knew I had to ask them for another group shot! But this time, I wanted to do something different from before. I was inspired by this new available location. We had already nailed smiling at the camera and a few organic shots earlier in the day. So I just asked the women to turn around and hold their flowers straight down at their sides for something soft, yet structured. I absolutely loved the end result, and it reminded me that opportunities are endless and it’s always worth it to explore a little after you’ve gotten the shots you need.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California.

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: CHOICES. Three years ago, I was in NYC after winning a spot at the incredible @larajadephotography’s fashion photography workshop. At the time, I was torn between the “fashion" world and the “wedding” world when I met this sweet couple and ended up scheduling a couple’s session with them before I left. Between then and now, I’ve fully decided to focus on the “wedding” world. I enjoy the intimate and real moments I am able to capture as a wedding photographer. I enjoy the connections I am able to make with people from many different backgrounds. I enjoy being able to live in my beautiful small town and live a simple life, but also travel and experience new things through my work. My perception of what being a “wedding” photographer would be was so different back then. And throughout my journey, I crafted the perception I had into something completely my own. Something that blended the creativity I enjoyed about fashion photography into weddings, yet didn’t confine what “wedding” photography should be into a box. Every client inspires me in new ways. Recently, I was able to spend some time with and photograph these two again for an anniversary session! We had a light, fresh blanket of snow and magical morning light that made for this sweet moment. ❄️✨

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in New York City.

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@kelseaholderphoto #pvtakeover Day 2: JUST GO FOR IT. 🌵🌸 Pay attention to your dreams. Literally. They are rich with inspiration. I was going to visit some friends in Arizona who had a cool private property dotted with Saguaros. I had seen photos of the cacti and was pondering them before I feel asleep. That night, I dreamed about a #Saguaro covered with flowers. When I woke, I frantically wrote all my thoughts onto my phone. My friend knew a florist who I contacted to see if it was indeed possible to place floral arrangements *onto* cacti, something I had never seen done. I didn’t want to hurt or damage these magnificently tall plants. The florist said it would be no problem! She could use a special foam to rest on the spines of the cactus that the florals could slide onto, keeping the cactus safe. This particular Saguaro was probably over 40’ tall! This dream-inspired concept resulted in one of my favorite images of all time. I actually have a print of this hanging in my studio.

📷 on #fuji400h with a #contax645 in Arizona.

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