Being able to participate in a styled shoot is such an amazing opportunity! Not only are you able to build your wedding portfolio, but you're also able to watch other photographers in action! As a kindergarten teacher, one of the ways I learned teaching strategies was by observing other teachers. As a photographer, watching other photographers work is one of my favorite things! Everyone has their own unique style of doing things- tricks to get the clients comfortable, posing suggestions, strategies to deal with different lighting situations - I could watch it all! And I think I'm only becoming a better photographer when I'm able to step back, recognize that there's always room for growth, and learn from someone new.
Yay for collaboration over competition! And dreamy California sunsets