Blue skies and green grass make for a beautiful boudoir background. But capturing the unpredictable lighting of the sun is not an easy task. Mackenzie shows her talent as she masters fluctuating natural light and demonstrates delight, despite the ambiguity of life in her photos. As Mackenzie and her model embrace the uncertainty of the outdoors, she exposes the elegance of unpredictability, both in nature and our bodies.
Mackenzie’s shoot starts with her model standing in a field, arms waving free shouting, “I don’t know what is happening, but hey, this is me!” so loud that you hear her confidence scream (and maybe giggle a little too). The tulle in the shoot creates mystique, showing hidden elegance in the presumed “roughness” of the outdoors. This contrast highlights the capacity to find beauty in all scenarios, despite our lack of control. Not only does the American flag serve as a special love note for her military husband, but it simultaneously mirrors an internal message of the freedom to love yourself. Letting humor and laughter guide the way, Mackenzie’s photographs portray the power of patriotism within.
From the Photographer | I love shooting outdoors, the possibilities are endless and I love the real deal when it comes to light! Since this session was for her future husband I wanted to add some softness to the outdoors with the tulle and romance with the flower crown. The flag scarf was the clients request as her fiancé was in the military. With the outdoors comes the inability to control everything, which made for a few laughs though; we almost had some cows as photo crashers.