Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pssttt.... Your clothes can talk. (:

More often than not, after I've asked: "So what would you say your style is?" I get a "Umm... I don't know?" This may sound funny but I kinda feel like I should stop asking that and just look at what the future bride wore to the shoot. (: Really though, you know tank top, dress, jean combos are all over her room from trying to find the perfect outfit and out of every option this is the one she likes best. And why does she like it? Cuz it's her style! And there ya go. The answer to my question.

I had this mini epiphany while shooting Robin this past week. Before I could even get the question out of my mouth I was thinking the very thing her response was; she's classic. All american, beautiful, timeless type of girl. Her outfit was cute and that only reflected her great personality as well. Notice I didn't mention anything about reading guys by what they wear? Let's be honest...The fiance more than likely picked out their clothes.
(Not saying that Robin did) (:

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Happy Semi-Accident...

At some point during a photo shoot I'll say something like: "Now, if you have any ideas, I'm all about it, just let me know." and 9 out of 10 times whether they see something they want or not they don't say anything. Well...Jerry & Amy did. and it ending up being my favorites of the day. They asked if they could sit in the grass with the purple flowers. Which even at that stage was awesome. But then, I don't know if they in relief that the shoot was over or what, they fall back on the grass. I just remember calling out: "Don't you move!" Many clicks later the best images of the day (to me) were complete. So glad they spoke up!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baby Julia...

I've always known that being a photographer has allowed me almost a back-stage pass if you will on some of people's most life changing events but it's definitely hitting me afresh today. Here I am, before all friends and grandparents even get to see little Julia and I'm there with my camera during her first hours. I don't know....That's really heavy stuff for me. What a privilege! And it's not even like this is their third kid, and it's old hat by now, no...It's their first. There first moments and memories as a family for them and I'm asked to encapsulate it into a lifetime of images. Wow...

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Considering this is the first shoot I've had recently in the city where my hands were legitimately frost bitten to say I was excited may be a little bit of an understatement. Like the first day where there's no more snow in sight or the first opportunity to sit outside in a hoodie rather than a parka there's little signs of change and I couldn't be more ready for it.

I've had an unusually busy winter and though I love winter shoots I also love flip flops...And I'm ready for the change. (:

Today's shoot was pivotal. Not only is the weather changing but also the type of photo season. We're now hitting engagement season and I'm pretty stoked about it. Are you kidding me? I get to hang out with awesome couples like these guys. (: Super cute, great fun, really looking forward to their big day