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I have a confession to make. I love Taylor Swift. During shoots we’re often jamming to Taylor, but it’s not just her music. Her imagery is also top notch! And if you’re a photographer worth your salt, then you’ve got an idea file like I do!

Well, this has been sitting in my idea file for quite awhile now


I saw this image in a YouTube video a year or so ago. I don’t even remember the video, but I do remember hitting the pause button immediately so I could grab my phone and take a pic for my idea file!

I also immediately knew I wanted to do this shoot with Cassandra, so we got together, put on some Taylor and got to work!









These are a few of the photos from the shoot, and in the video I show you exactly how I lit the shot and talk a bit about my philosophy and approach to lighting a shot.

Enjoy! 🙂

I used to be scared of my flash, and I understand how intimidating flash photography can be, but a flash is just a tool. Once you understand how that tool works you’ll be using your flash to create photos that used to seem impossible.

If you want to master your flash and take those amazing photos, check out my Understanding Flash Photography Video Course.