I’ve had a couple of ideas I’ve been wanting to shoot ever since I first became a photographer. I won’t give the others away (they’ll happen someday!), but one of them came to pass very recently: shooting a beautiful girl in an orchard of cherry blossoms.
That girl? Emily Bartholomew, just days after moving to Los Angeles. I’ve shot Emily a couple of times for the site, and was so excited to hear she was moving out! Little did she know I’d put her to work pretty much immediately after she set foot in the city. I had her specifically in mind for this shoot and didn’t want to do it with anyone else, so I was thrilled when she dropped everything to catch the blossoms in bloom.
We found an amazing spot outside the city and shot as the sun was sinking in the sky. The air was cold and full of bees (they don’t tell you that in cherry blossom school!), but it was so beautiful and so much fun. Emily was a good sport, fending off bug attacks and braving the winds with only a flowery kimono as protection. She also looked incredible as usual, and I’m so happy with the final results.