A year or so ago, I saw this news post about people taking photos in Hobby Lobby and calling it the "Hobby Lobby Challenge." The goal is to make beautiful looking portraits in the Hobby Lobby store. I've been wanting to try this for a year and finally put it on my schedule and, luckily, the beautiful Dalia was down for all of my crazy ideas. I think she may have loved it more than I did!
To be respectful, we went on a day where the florals weren't on sale (less people, ideally), didn't bring any flashes or obnoxious equipment, shot for about 20 mins, and then left - making sure everything was as we found it.
My goal this year - especially in the wedding "off" season has been to shoot more for ME and trying creative things and techniques that I don't get to experiment with during a normal session. It is so important for wedding photographers (or any other creative) to do this is because a) helps you to not loose your love and excitement for your art and b) it allows you to be more creative in your actual, paying work.
Hope you love my Hobby Lobby Challenge!