Tulle, Fear, & Today’s Photo Shoot

I am very excited for today. So much so that I have been awake since 4:30 this morning. I have been preparing and thinking about what I want for today. Not going to lie. I am a little nervous. There is always that lingering thought of “Am I good enough? Will this work?” any time I venture into something new. No matter where you go in business, this thought is normal. What makes you professional and great is that you still do it, and learn from it, despite the fear. Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you love.

Since I was up since 4:30 this morning I have been softening and staining tulle. I am very excited to be experimenting with this. I LOVE Sue Bryce’s work and want to play with the look. Here is a shoot she did that involved tulle. Gold tulle has been sitting in my closet for a while. It has been through the wash three times to soften. It was very rough when I got it. I also bought white tulle yesterday, which I decided to tea stain.


I am teaming up with GlamLex today to bring this shoot to life! My mind is overflowing with ideas. Join me starting at 2:00 pm Live on Facebook! I will be going live multiple times during the shoot to show you behind the scenes! If you can’t make it at 2:00, no worries! The shoot will last until 4:00! Join us here!

-Kristen D.

We All Started Somewhere…


Today, I want to go back in time to 2012. Springtime had turned the corner, and photography had just peaked my interest. Let’s go back to the beginning of my business, when all I had was a point and shoot (and occasionally my mom’s camera)…

Now entering the DeLorean…

I present to you a small collection of my first images as a photographer:


Back then, I was super proud of these images. Looking at these now, I wonder what I was thinking. Oversaturated, too high contrast, and talk about tilt! But you know what? I will never go back and change them. This is the beginning of my journey. This stands as a testament of how far I’ve come. This is a reminder of the experimentation and hard work I put forth to hone my skills. Now I am creating images like these…

Time and practice make a difference. So, let’s help each other. Let’s guide each other. Let’s build each other up. Remember, we all started somewhere.

Come with me on my journey to building my portraiture business. Follow me on Instagram: @studiolexington

-Kristen D.