Every once in a while, I get the opportunity to shoot something completely different than my norm. And while getting outside my comfort zone is always intimidating at first, they always end up being some of my very favorite images. This session was no exception.  

Last week, I had the opportunity to document the ultra-talented Kailee Walker as she crafted a beautiful painting from start to finish. As a photographer, I am very intrigued by the creative processes of other artists. Where do they begin? What is their inspiration? Why do they do what they do? Watching Kailee create was mesmerizing. I saw her passion and joy spill out in her work, as her paintbrushes effortlessly swept across the canvas. And I saw the pride on her face when she held her finished painting in her hands.    

I'm used to telling stories about two people in love or a family spending a fun day together. But with this session, I got to tell a different kind of story: the story of a talented artist getting lost in her work, a girl who creates simply for the joy of creating. And what a privilege it was.


**be sure to check out Kailee's website and her beautiful work. (p.s. she does custom orders!)