You were wild once. Don't let them tame you. -Isadora Duncan
Being a nature loving, free spirit, Collette inevitably gravitated to these naturally flowing photo shoots. With sets and backdrops created by the true master artist, Mother Nature, each piece is unlike anything else, and no two shots are the same.
Being outside, there is an extra element of freedom, excitement, and improvisation. Unknown elements like what color the sunset will be, wandering deer and birds, the song or the crickets and coyotes, all adding to the richness of the experience. It's never just what you is captured in photos, but what your heart take home. The artwork is just the roundtrip ticket to the magical experience.
Occasionally these outdoor shoots may require a location permit fee in addition to the session fee depending on where the shoot takes place. This would be discussed and agreed upon before the shoot.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. -Sophia Loren
Collette started "Ambitious Misfit Photography" in 2006, specializing in vintage portrait and vintage boudoir. This has been her most requested genre to photograph ever since. Nearly every woman day dreams about a bygone era, the clothing, hair and makeup styles. These glamorous photo shoots are all about putting on a new character. A chance to escape the trappings of modern stress.
Styling the shoot is a great part of the fun. Choosing 'when' the character is from and styling the look around it. Playing music to match the mood, it gives everyone involved a sense that something really magical is happening.
This gallery is comprised of the latest work that hasn't been defined yet. A mixture of modern photography, fantasy, anything goes.
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Take a look a what goes into a shoot before, during and after.
Just to be clear, like with all of the "before & after" photos I share, every one of these beautiful humans are magnificent before any makeup brush touches their cheek, a comb to their hair, or wardrobe is buttoned on. The transformation is just a different version of an already remarkable person.