The NATURAL style is casual and warm. It’s associated with nature and outdoor activity. It works well with comfortable clothing in muted colors.
The Elements of a Natural Photography Experience
Alyssa Hawn is an intuitive healer and coach who empowers her clients to reach true health in body, mind, and spirit. She’s a personal health detective, healer, and guide who helps her clients identify their root causes and come up with personalized solutions that can lead to profound results in a short amount of time. Alyssa’s style is about the best of nature. Alyssa and I collaborated to create an extensive online presence for her business. You can read about it in How to Plan for a Visual Branding Session.
Steve and Katie Banister have a mission to educate on the culture of disability, empower others though their personal journey, and entertain along the way. Access-4-All’s programs and publications are designed for people with and without disabilities. It was an honor to build the Access-4-All website and take photographs of them in Blackburn Park. Katie is also a poet, writer, singer, and actor. Her book On a Roll: How It Feels to be on Wheels will be performed as a stage play in the fall of 2022. They have a remarkable story, and they continually inspire me!
Last Fall, I had the joy of photographing Trevor York at Quail Ridge Park in St. Charles County during a senior photo session. Trevor and I discovered picturesque trails and a bridge that were perfect backgrounds. Senior photo sessions are a wonderful introduction to the Visual Branding experience!
Locations for a Natural Photography Experience
The St. Louis and St. Charles metro areas have many beautiful parks and gardens with unique characteristics and structures that are a perfect fit for this relaxed style. In addition to natural settings in your own neighborhood, Forest Park, Lafayette Park, Boulevard Park, and Quail Ridge Park have trails, buildings, and bridges that complement the natural style.
Forest Park is owned by the City of St. Louis. It’s one of the nation’s greatest urban public parks. It has 1,300 acres of forests, ecosystems, nature reserves, lakes and streams, as well as the Missouri History Museum, The Muny, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, and the Saint Louis Zoo.
Lafayette Park was the first public park in the City of St. Louis. The 30-acre park was dedicated in 1851. This Victorian treasure is considered by many to be the oldest public park west of the Mississippi River.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein