• Ellie McKinney

Why Say Yes to Your Photographer's Non-Traditional Idea

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

I've been working to give my clients one-of-a-kind options if the possibility presents itself. When it comes to locations or themes, I like to think outside of the box for creative inspiration.

If you've chosen me as your photographer, I'm hoping it's because you enjoy what I create. Photography is certainly a form of art and my best work is conducted when I can use you as my muse. That's why, when it comes to wild session ideas, you can trust me:)

Here is an example of Amber's photos after agreeing to my not-so-average idea...


Why do alpacas add a romantic touch to your photographs? Honestly, I can't answer my own question. What I do know, is that I love it!! How fitting for an animal lover like Amber?!

Not to mention, the alpacas loved her right back. The alpaca farmers were surprised to see how openly loving they were considering this was their first photo session.

Being able to do a session that was non-traditional led to an abundance of photos. I took more photos, captured more authentic emotion, and in return.. produced more unforgettable memories for Amber & Ryland.

If you are wanting to do something on the creative side for your session, mention it to your photographer. I have ideas WAITING to be turned into reality and I also feed off of your ideas with enthusiasm. The more involved that I am in creating a concept, the more unforgettable your experience will be.

Oh! & PS: I always make sure to capture timeless images and details during your session as well. Those go-to photographs will never be left out!

Makeup artist Brittiany Jenkins , located in Winston Salem NC, did a beautiful job!

This GORGEOUS gown is by Chic Nostalgia from the Magnolia Bride in Kernersville, NC.

& that floral design! Arranged by the talented Dahlia's crew in Clemmons, NC.

Last but not least.. a HUGE huge THANK YOU to my new friends at Palomino Aplaca Farm for saying YES to a stranger with a non-traditional idea. You guys are the real MVPs!

x o x o,


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