Last year, I was given the opportunity to second shoot for the fantastic Charlie-Juliet. We drove to New Jersey and photograph the wedding of the cutest couple. There was so so so much happiness and joy that day! I wish I knew Katie and Drew a little better because their whole day was about each other and their family and friends. They were very relaxed about the whole day, just totally ready to be united. It was precious. And can we just talk about how fabulous those Jimmy Choos are!
Photographing babies and kids kind of scares me. It is brand new territory for me and I’m not sure how to put my own style into it. I have never been a huge fan of putting newborns in buckets and baskets and posing them. I would rather snap a baby in it’s natural baby habitat doing natural baby things, like playing or stuffing its fingers in its nose and so on. So it has been an area that I hesitate to venture into. So this is my first attempt to photograph a baby in my style – without all the posing and primping. Just a sweet baby girl Alexis having fun being a kid, and playing with her mom.
A few months ago, my husband Stephen had the opportunity to pace a friend in the last 10 miles of a 50 mile backwoods ultra-marathon. And it was awesome! I got to sit back and spend the morning taking pictures of runners in nature. We were up at 5am, took a bus to the start location because it was too remote to drive and then hung out and waited for Olin. By the way, the guy who ran, Olin Berger, got 10th place out of 260 runners and it was his first ultra marathon! And afterwards, he acted like he had just finished a 5k. What a tough dude. We had a great time escaping the big city and being in nature. In case you’re wondering, I didn’t have my camera on when Olin passed by me at the end so I only caught the back of him as he finished. Silly me!
Lin and Kylie – these two – what champs! One week before their wedding, they found out that their venue had abruptly closed down. As in permanently. For good. Yikes! But luckily, they were able to find a new space, and with the speediness of today’s communication, all family and friends were able to make it to the new ceremony and reception site. Whew! Their day was filled with love, laughter and a whole lot of (happy) tears. Thanks to Erica for bringing me along on this beautiful day!
This is my wonderful older sister Elizabeth and her hilarious boyfriend Eli! In the world of photography, people tend to want to portray their “best side” and pose nicely for the camera, and of course there is nothing wrong with that. These two however, just have an all-out fun time together, as you will see! When you first meet Elizabeth, she comes tends to come off as tough. But believe me, she is a softie and a half! She is incredibly thoughtful and tender and loving and funny. Eli is just as silly as can be, but that hides the pensive intellect that he really is. There are some genuinely sweet and tender moments captured, but for the most part, the reality of their relationship is that they are silly together! I love them.