As much as I love photographing a whole variety of things, it is days like today when I find myself surprised by my love of photographing people. That may sound strange, but until a year ago, my primary focus was really everything but people. Now? Now I can’t walk through certain places without thinking about how I wish that I had a bride, a couple, a senior, a toddler — whatever — there to photograph. Today while we were out photograping Anna & Jon, as soon as I saw this swirly rock formation outcrop, I HAD to get this photo. This was *exactly* the image I had in my mind, although the curl that fell into her face was an added bonus. The light, the colors, the wall… it all came together into an amazing moment of harmony.
On top of that, I learned a new appreciation for shooting with my 70-200mm lens - the long one that looks like something a sports photographer would use? Yeah, pretty darn sweet for getting up close without getting right on top of the couple. Giving them space to relax while I fire away.
All in all, a good day. I have lots of other photos, but this was THE shot for me for the day. I’m saving the rest to edit later.
It just surprises me every time it happens. I love, love, love photographing people, and I am grateful every day for the support of my family and the opportunity to capture something so special.
It was so fun to shoot today with Anna & Jon at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina. What an adorable couple - we had a ton of fun! And the weather for it? PERFECT.
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A client was recently married in July but her photographer had not taken shots of items such as her wedding favors, jewelry, tiara, program. I went to her home with camera and background materials in hand and set up shots of these items for use in her wedding scrapbook. She was very pleased with the results and so was I… see for yourself!
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With a fabulous party to begin things right, the Rockstar Wedding Photography: Your Backstage Pass to all Things Weddingy workshop (whew!) has officially begun! Hosted by Corey McNabb, and therefore earning a nickname of McWorkshop, we spent the evening at his fabulous studio in Asheville, NC. The decor is beautiful and reinforces his branding all over the place, down the the bright green appletinis that they were serving! (None for me, as I don’t get along with vodka at all.) Corey’s wife surprised him with the fantastic ice sculpture pictured above. Amber Holritz, being the hottie hottie that she is, demonstrated for me just what it takes to be a Rockstar, with her Rockstar Juiced in hand. Of course the cameras made it out as the evening went on, and Corey is in the photo below taking in the events.
I had a great photo of Amber looking completely confused about the weird black thing that I was holding and pointing at her, but I promised I wouldn’t share it online. Trust me though, it was awesome.
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Christine (bpc) posted a photo:
Amber Holritz demonstrates for us what it takes to be a ROCKSTAR. Rockstar Juice and a sassy attitude, and you’re on your way!
(Flickr ate my colors on this, and it is too late at night to care. *sigh*)
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