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A Cropped Top. Snow. Fan flowing and dancing to Stevie Nicks. While it was never what I imagined my winter photo shoot with Anne to look like, I honestly should’ve. One of the things that I have always admired most about them is their ability to seemingly be 100% themselves, regardless of what other people think.
(If I ever told them this, Anne would probably list a million times when they were self-conscious or not sure or reiterate that we are all just figuring things out. But, lucky for me, this is my post and they don’t get to interrupt and ruin my compliment…)
When picking a spot for our shoot, a generally equidistant location was the biggest factor. We took a bit of a risk based on Instagram photos and a Google search and assumed that Trexler Memorial Park would be big enough for COVID19 social distancing and have a few interesting structures to serve as the background. Thankfully we were right on both counts, even though the park was packed. Winter shoots during COVID have generally tested the adaptability of everyone involved, but, similar to Tim Gunn, we are making work (while wearing a mask)!
I don’t think the patrons of Trexler Memorial Park in Allentown were ready for all of the sparkles and energy that Anne brought, but they got it anyway.
Anne, thank you for always being yourself and for trusting me to capture it. Also for reminding me that it doesn’t matter who is passing by or what they think. I could definitely use a little more of that in my daily life.
Note – I always end up editing a session listening to the same album or playlist on repeat. The soundtrack to this shoot was a Spotify playlist called ‘Woman of Rock 70s 80s 90s’.
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Hi, I'm Dylan, a photographer in the Philadelphia Metro Area. I love iced coffee, red wine, and am always up for binging Gilmore Girls or Parks and Rec..