• Rachel Brooks

30 Before 30: A Series PART ONE - CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

My 28th Birthday was last month, and since then I've been really thinking about the future and what I want to do with it.

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Personally, I always saw my age as a timeline... go to college at 18, get married by 27, have my life together by... ya know. But now, I'm just really focused on living a pretty damn epic life filled with so much happiness.

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Thus, the beginning of my 30 Before 30 Series. Because I'm the overachiever I am 😂 I couldn't just do the typical list, instead, I'm expanding my 30 before 30 lists to the areas of my life I want to explore more. Creative Photography, Traveling, "Adulting," and Self Care!

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I'll be releasing my lists over my social platforms throughout the next few weeks! You can find a shortened version with pretty pictures by visiting my feed, but the full lists will live exclusively on my blog!

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Today, we're kicking things off with possibly my favorite part, Creative Photography!

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I absolutely love where this new creative medium has taken me and I'm so excited to explore even more of this artistic realm! This is a list of unique concepts that I want to accomplish over the next two years.

(Click on the image to see the entire Pinterest aesthetic board and credit to these amazing creators!)

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1. Disco Baby

UGH! I want a disco ball SOOO bad!

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2. Purple Haze

Someone, please tell me where the nearest lavender field is! I need to make these dreamy images come to life!

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3. I ❤ NYC

If you know me, you know how much I love NYC! The last time I visited was at the VERY BEGINNING of discovering photography. So I'd LOVE to visit again and take epic street pics.

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4. Shop Til You Drop

I think Steven is most excited about this shoot because once we do it I will finally stop telling him we need to steal that shopping cart every time we see one. 😂

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5. Vintage Rolls

Honestly, I would love to do a whole vintage series. But this iconic shot is on the top of my list! Can't wait to style it either!

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6. Dreaming of Salt Flats

Steven and I are REALLY hoping to get to the Salt Flats in Utah this summer. I have been dreaming of this shoot since we moved west.

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7. News On Fire

Every time I see someone do this shoot I say "I really want to do this." So, I'm gonna make it happen!

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8. Umbrella Ella Ella

I stumbled upon these floral umbrellas when I was researching umbrella photoshoots, and now it's been a vision stuck in my head. First, learn how to make a floral umbrella. 🙈

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9. Extravigant Cat Shoot

HAHAHAHA! I want to do more than just one of these in the next two years, but something to this level of extra is necessary!

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10. Butterfly, Fly Away

I've had prop butterflies in my Amazon cart for a year now. It's time.

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11. In & Out Aesthetic

I just love all these vibes. And eating during a shoot is like my favorite thing to do.

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12. Life Is A Highway

Pure magic here. Cannot wait to take these!

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13. 7 Eleven Living

Kind of similar to my In & Out idea, but I really want to elaborate on a hard vs. soft concept by shooting a really awesome dress or fabulous look at this location!

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14. Carrot Head

Do not ask me why I am obsessed to try this carrot head photo. I think I may need a whole vegetable series...

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15. Cereal Days

Cereal is one of my favorite desserts, yes you heard me right! So I think it's only fitting I would document that in this adorable way!

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16. Filling Up

Need. This. Vintage. Vibin'. Gas. Station. Shoot. In. My. Life

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17. Epic Mountainside Picnic

I did a picnic photoshoot last year but didn't LOVE or OBSESS over it the way I wanted to. So we're going bigger with round 2!

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18. Wearing Flowers

How have I created this long with florals and haven't done this shoot!

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19. Bladding Around

I want to start rollerblading this summer! Obviously, I need an adorable photoshoot to accompany that goal!

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20. Carnival Life

This has been at the top of my list for a while!

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21. ALOHA

All the tropical vibes, please!

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22. Really Red

I cannot wait to play around with this red aesthetic and editing process!

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23. Chasing Waterfalls

I think this would be absolutely epic! I'm not sure if I want to go more beachy/tropical or aetherial vibes... maybe both!

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24. Feeling Underwater

I guess I'll be hanging out in/by the water a lot in the next two years. But I won't mind! I might be most excited about this concept though.

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25. "That" Greece Photo

Steven and I have already started planning a Greece trip. I cannot WAIT to see this IRL!

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26. Sun and Moon

This was a suggestion given and I fell in love with it instantly! Cannot wait to dream this shoot up!

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27. Inner Horse Girl

Once a horse girl, always a horse girl. Lucky I've got a few horses back home to choose from!

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28. Shine Sunflower Shine

Another photoshoot I did when I first discovered a passion for photography. I can't wait to do a side-by-side comparison of my photography journey!

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29. Grecian Pottery Dream

This was another suggestion, and I'm OBSESSED! I couldn't find much inspo, so I don't think a lot of people have explored this concept. But boy, do I have IDEAS!!!!

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30. The Iconic Beach Shot

EEK! I'm not sure if I'll shoot these at sunrise or sunset, but no matter what I know they are going to be magical!

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I cannot wait to share each of these with you and watch Steven and my photography growth come to life! Be sure to stay tuned to my page for these really epic upcoming photoshoots!

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P.S. Be sure to follow @the_rbrooks on all platforms to see more like this! Especially my new creator Pinterest!


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