Yup. It was cold. So cold that that my fingers were sticking to my equipment. (That's cold.)
But who cares?
Neil and Jess braved 12 degree temps and a snow storm for their session. I wore jeans (WHAT was I thinking) and got completely soaked.
Dana and Mike were fearless on their wedding day and we did ALL their photographs outside! I was so into it I forgot to put on my coat! Yeah. The whole day outside in a shirt. Go Tam. ::laughing shaking head.::
So. First let me show you:
Then let me TELL you:
Jillian and Kevin are getting married in October. In Hilton Head, SC. Think that's going to be amazing?! yeah. me too. ::grin::
Kevin recently opened this super cool performance and repair shop called The Little Speed Shop -- and it was the COOLEST location to shoot in...let's see...I had a BMW...a Maserati...a workshop...yeah. I was TOTALLY feelin' it! So we played. And played. And then the sun set in this amazing burst of color...
I felt like I was in a movie. Right?
And it lends itself to the conversation...
Jill and Andy. Yeah. Look at them. You wouldn't imagine that Andy wasn't really "feelin" the photograph session, would you? I'm so proud of that! I tell everyone that the first few minutes of every session will (if you will excuse the expression) suck. It's awkward. It's scary. there's a big black camera in your face. Talk about intimidating! But eventually, it all fades away and it becomes fun. And I live for that.
Jill and Andy are getting married next year. Unfortunately for ME -- I was already booked for their wedding date. ::sniff:: But a really great photographer...
First. An overview.
Jason and Stephen are my friends. You may have seen them in photographs I've done before for the Rock Paper Scissors website...you may know and love them yourself...or you may be here completely for the first time and stumbling onto this post -- but I promise that watching it will bring you into the moment...into the beauty of the relationship that they share...and give you a peek into what LOVE looks like. LOOKS like. I know we all have seen many many images where the couple is in love, they get married, they are happy -- right? (And don't you love them? They...
Without going into any detail at all about anything -- I'm all visual today.
I want to run around in circles and yell: "The sun is here. The SUN is FINALLY HERE!!"
(disclaimer: no couples were harmed in the taking of these images.)
Me = Rochester
Two of my couples = Chicago
Solution? Go to Chicago of course!
I day tripped (sort of) up to Chicago for the day to spend with two of the coolest couples I know! Of course we were ALL hoping for that iconic shot of the Chicago skyline -- and instead got such thick fog that you couldn't actually tell Chicago existed from a distance...so...my favorite thing to do -- we made it up as we went along...
First up Evelyn and Mclean - check out that cool skyline covered in fog! I LOVE gray days -- it makes colors sooooo soft and vibrant at the same time! Take THAT bad weather! ...
I LOVE this time of year. You know that green that says Spring is finally here? Not the green of summer - but Spring. That delicate frosty green ALWAYS makes me feel like a new year is starting -- even more than January. The air smells different...the birds are in my backyard being all peepy and the windows are open -- too cold or not! ::laughing::
It makes me want to blog -- I've been working and working and working and realized that I'm posting a lot of recent work on facebook -- but the blog is getting a little sparse of recent cool work. Some stuff I have to wait to share, some...
I have ALWAYS wanted to make one of these videos: have you ever seen the Amazon ad for Kindle? Yeah. So inspiring.
These little clips are not new -- there are some AMAZING artists who are creating some absolutely INSANE stop motion clips.
Check this out.
How could I NOT want to make one?
All I needed was some victims...erm...willing and wonderful clients who wanted to try something completely different.
Enter: Melanie and Mark.
Lesson: Stop Motion takes A LOT LONGER than you will ever expect it too. Plus, since we hadn't tried this before...
Sooooo.....there are more stories about this wedding to come. I can't tell them all now. But this image was SO fantastic, we had to tell its story right away!!!
It was the wee hours of the morning at Allegria Hotel and Spa on Long Island. A tired but very happy wedding party and I rolled out of bed to catch the early morning light. And we all got in the water. Yes...I stood in the ocean with all of my gear. With the tide coming in!! And...well....
It was so worth it. ::grin::