Posted on September 30, 2011
I was scheduled to meet Patty and Grant for their engagement session at the pier on the beach at 7 pm.
Both parties arrived at 7, but in what must have looked, sped up, like a Benny Hill episode, I was under the pier and they were on it. I hunted and they hunted, and we somehow comedically managed to keep missing each other. We didn’t find each other until 7:25 pm, when the remaining slivers of the day’s light were fading very fast. However, it turned out to be a good thing. We were able to shoot on the beach like we wanted to, and then I used the near-darkness as an opportunity to find interesting ways to light them with whatever light sources we came across, plus a little bit of flash when needed. It resulted in a bit of a dramatic-looking, out-of-the-box (for me) set of images for the second half of the engagement session, and ultimately I loved having to regroup and think on the fly.
This couple is awesome. Like my wonderful previous engagement clients Elizabeth and JD, Grant is an Air Force pilot. Patty actually spotted them on my blog and turns out they know each other. Small world!
Posted on September 22, 2011
I met up with Ainsley and Trey last month for their downtown engagement session. Ainsley is at College of Charleston, and Trey graduated from The Citadel in May.
After their wedding in December, they will be moving to the state of Washington, where Trey is stationed. I love that! It’s a story you don’t hear a whole lot anymore; a young couple, just starting life, vowing to make a go of it together right from the very beginning and kicking off their married life across the country. Very romantic, don’t you think?
Posted on September 15, 2011
Shawn is the cousin of a church friend of mine, and she and her ridiculously adorable and happy family made the trip from Kentucky to spend a few days relaxing at the beach this summer.
Posted on September 9, 2011
So first, a quick bit of housekeeping. I finally broke down and made a Facebook page! If you’re so inclined, head on over and “Like” it. The link is right up there ^ .
My husband informs me that I’ve been remiss lately with the blogging. You know, when I first started this gig, I’d see other photographers talking about how they were too busy to blog, and I’d enviously think, “Oh sure. You just have soooooooo many clients, so much going on, that you can’t find time to slap a few images onto your blog?”
And now I get it. They were right. I was wrong. Not only does a lot of admin and thought go into a blog post, but the busier you are corresponding and running expenses spreadsheets and editing and shooting, the easier it is to let the blogging slide.
Plus, school’s back in, and being the Homework Nazi is killing me, and laundry threatens to take over my life, and I have some sort of weird cut, bruise and swelling on my left ankle, with absolutely no recollection of how it got there. (Back in college, we used to call that sort of thing a UPI-unidentified party injury-but I can’t use that excuse anymore.)
And, and…no more and. Excuses are boring, and lame. Enough!
So, onward. While I get some session images resized and selected, I’m going to go back to my attempted Friday tradition of posting personal photos.
The kids’ first day back to school. They switched from a private to a public school this year, and I was nervous, but it’s gone swimmingly. And new worlds have opened up to Miss Thang, since she no longer has to wear plaid jumpers to school and can explore all sorts of sartorial silliness. This was a tame day, white t-shirt style.
The children have lost his clothes, so they’ve taken to calling him “Nude Dude.” I feel like maybe that’s not quite OK, but I’m sort of at a loss as to how to address the topic. The AAP books don’t have a nude dude chapter; I’ve checked.
Time out for pulling the cat’s tail. (“We don’t gnaw on our ki-tty.”) She’s so adorable to me.
The playroom. The children are theoretically responsible for keeping this space clean.
This is my friend’s sweet son. If I babysit your child, I photograph them. I can’t resist new portrait subjects. Luckily, everyone loves the swing.
My sweet girlies