Stuck in a creative rut & finding Inspiration again
First of all I’d like to apologise that blog posts have been so few and far between of late, well in-fact this year… I’ve been in somewhat of a creative rut and there’s lots of things going on behind the scene that are taking up a lot of energy and time but are really exciting. I can’t wait to share it with you but more on that announce another day, I know, I’m such a tease!
For now I’d like to talk about creative funks. Recently I’ve found myself in one and its been hard to shake. I go through phases where I’m really inspired and love the content I’m producing, and other times I feel I’ve lost my way and unhappy with my blog/instagram feed. I needed to stop and evaluate take time to reflect on what I didn’t like, why I didn’t like it and how I can grow my style, but also reflect on what I do like about my feed. I think it’s really important to think about the things I do like and not dwell on the negatives, instead use these to spurs me into change it.
I needed out of this rut and looked to others for inspiration, my biggest source became Pinterest. I created a mood-board for Instagram content ideas and the creativity started flowing. This board isn’t really for styling ideas but more for shoot concepts, locations and poses. I’m so over seeing the same old images on my insta feed, of girls standing against pretty railings or a floral walls. I want to create more movement in my images, more interesting poses, you know, something a bit more fun.
While out for a walk (not necessarily planning to do outfit photographs as Dave’s back was playing up) we strolled past one of our favourite spots in the common. With no fishermen in the way, we seized them moment and snapped away. Stopping for a moment to reference my Pinterest board, checking for pose ideas, from that this set of photographs were born. I’m so pleased with them and for the first time in a long while, I’m proud of them. Everything had came together perfectly.
I’ve also had a little hair cut since my last appearance on the blog. I think I had about 4 or so inches chopped off, it feels so good!
Right, I’m off to get pinning some more ideas for my next shoot and pen down some words on our big announcement coming next week.
Photos – Shooting Dave