Sparkler photography

Sparkler photography

Sparkler photography

Many of you have asked me “How in the world I did I do that?!”

Well here’s how it started, Pinterest! I saw some of Matt Kennedy’s sparkler photography and I like it! Then I read this article on F-stoppers by Matt and knew I would have to do this!! I followed Matt’s tips and got out a sharpie and started practicing on paper writing backwards. Then turned it over and held it up to the light to see if I could read it. It was was not pretty. First graders would laugh. I kept writing. The trash filled up. But I kept at it.

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When I could read what I’d written I got some long sparklers of different lengths. I knew I’d need something long enough to not burn out before I was finished writing.

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Then I grabbed a model that would sit still for me.

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My very first word was “Braaapp”.

braaap sparkler writing

Now that I had learned to write one word I was ready to give this sparkler writing a try! We did it a the MX track since Braaap was the only word I write. I was  secretly afraid someone else would want a sparkler photo that night and would ask me to write their name. I really didn’t want to have to tell them Braaap is the only word I know how to write right now.

sparkler couples session

Fast forward to Saturday.

I now can write lots of words. I asked Britney what two words described their relationship. She said “Unconditional love”. I nearly cried! I almost asked her if she has two one-syllable words. But then I decided to take on the challenge. I was not going to let a five syllable word get the best of me!

Like most things, when you decide you can do it, you can. That fear of failing just needs to be pushed right out of your head and completely ignored.

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