I officially LOVE doing bridal shoots at the break of dawn. Emily was such a trooper and was so adventurous, so we were able to get some amazing shots in the wee hours of the morning. We fell in love the lighting and the mist coming off the water. It made me want to wake up early more often! She brought around her red peacoat, which was a sweet addition to some of the shots.
Thanks for being up for an adventure Emily! You make a gorgeous bride.
I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking about photography and life… and chocolate. *Chocolate is usually floating around in my brain somewhere.* In a world where most everyone has an iphone, constant connection to the internet, and a lifestyle that goes a mile a minute, what is the relevance of professional photography for the every day person? A portrait session should be about much more than getting a good picture where everyone is looking the same direction and smiling. You could get that with a tripod and an iphone camera.
Instead of paying big bucks to sit in a studio, think about this: plan a fun date with your family, your spouse, your pet, or yourself. Go out to coffee, play football in the park, make pancakes in your PJs, go to a corn maze, ride your bikes, have a picnic, play a board game, go to the beach, or go hiking… and invite your photographer to come along with you! Not only will you make beautiful memories with the ones you love, but you will have beautiful pictures to help preserve those memories forever. So while you’re thinking about your Christmas card, think about what your family loves. Think about what you love. Think about childhood memories… and let’s incorporate that in to your session!
Life is an adventure… your pictures should be too.
(music by James Sweeting- used with permission)
Hannah came to my neck of the woods for her dreamy/colorful fall Senior session. She and her family just moved here from Knoxville, TN and she is now a Senior at Franklin High School. This was definitely an “adventure session” because we were jumping in and out of the way of cars, climbing trees, and breaking rules… so we had a great time and got some fun whimsical pictures in the process. Good luck with your Senior year and your college decisions!