Last week I was supposed to have a meeting with my supervisor, but it got cancelled, leaving me with an entire afternoon of nothing to do. That is, until my best friend Gary called me over to help him with his birthday shots. When I got there, he was editing photos that he had already taken of himself. So while he did that, I had fun with my own little photo shoot. Of course, at that point, I wished that I had washed my face before going over because my skin was so oily! But that's what happens when you have impromptu photo shoots in the middle of rainy weather.
What I love about impromptu shoots is the spontaneity of it all! I had oily skin and two stains on an non-ironed Hollister romper I hadn't worn in years, but I didn't care! It was so much fun posing and dancing for the camera. It was my first time using a trigger for a self portrait so I loved that I could learn while having fun. I even tried a jump shot (didn't make the cut), and totally lied about it when Gary asked me if I was trying to jump. I'm sure I'll get it next time.
Then Gary got some shots of me before we went back to taking his photos. I channelled my inner Chanel Iman, and really strut my stuff! And Gary did not disappoint either when it was his turn. I can't show those photos because they're being used for a different project, but trust me, they came out great! So here are some of my favourite shots from last weeks' impromptu shoot!
I would encourage everyone to have a pop up photo shoot with their friends. Even if it's pulling over on the side of the road to pose in front of that mural you drive past everyday. Impromptu shots are a great way to celebrate life and the people you have in your life. They're also a great way to capture a moment in time; maybe its a new hairstyle or favourite outfit. Maybe it's a mural that will soon be painted over. There are so many buildings and statues that are gone now that I wish I was able to capture. So I'm seizing every moment from now on. And when you're done, it'll make a great scrapbook!
How do you like to capture your favourite moments? Tell us about it in the comment section below!
Wait! Don't go yet! Check out other photo shoots that I've done at the links below: