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November 24, 2013
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Busy Little Bee

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 24, 2013, 5:54 PM
I have been so busy lately, that I've barely spent any time on DA or my usual online haunts. I'm really sorry for the lack of activity, and I'll do my best to swing around more often.

In terms of updates, I'm not sure where to start. I've picked up one of my first commercial gigs, been published in a book and several digital and print publications, as well as made a slew of new connections that I hope will further push my photography career forward.

I have also been busy with a slew of shoots, and I can't forget about the ones I've done with the always-lovely MeganCoffey! If you haven't watched her page yet, go do so!

I've recently learned the importance of 'personal work.' One of my inspirations, Lara Jade (larafairie), speaks of the importance of doing personal work, and it didn't really hit home until recently. I found myself drowning in client work: commercial work, portraits, events, etc. It was wonderful to have the paid work, but I found myself getting stressed or losing motivation because I had limited creative control over the final product. It eventually took a toll on my confidence, which prompted me to seek out a personal project.

On a whim, I went 'fishing,' as I call it. It's when I'll go out and contact a fair amount of local talent I want to work with, and see who messages back. This will include models, clothing designers, stylists, and make up artists. I made one particular connection who had rented a studio and incredible wardrobe, who wanted me to be the photographer. The shoot was just what I needed, something funky and stress-free, where I could just experiment.

Below are some teasers from the shoot.

4f5cef00528711e39dda12567771b0e9 6 by Kendra-Paige
44c8fffe51ef11e3b825122510c6161c 6 by Kendra-Paige995d87da517511e3878112cc6ccb322d 6 by Kendra-Paige
850456d6523f11e3a2810e71a3fcc52d 6 by Kendra-Paige

Despite two models flaking last minute, I had a blast at the shoot and managed to impress the designer of the eyewear as well as the shoes, so here's hoping to more collaborations in the future!

I hope you are all doing well, and that you enjoy these little teaser images!

Skin by SimplySilent
Updates and teaser images from my recent retro funky photoshoot.
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Adrianofutebol Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
good to hear from you, and even better to hear that you are mad busy.

saw your working with Megan which was amazing.

MeganCoffey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Ahh I love the feel of the top one!
tvlookplay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good stuff and get that inspiration going! :D
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you, I'll do my best!
miontre Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good news! :) Hopefully you can push your career further.

The new shoot looks great :D :D
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:

I'm definitely hoping to. Within the next three months I want to shoot three more fashion editorials and get in with one of the main Miami agencies. (My heart is set on Wilhelmina, so I'm going to go for it!)

Hope you're doing well! <3
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