Back in high school, I was known in my friend group as the group photographer. I had a blue Kodak point-and-shoot and I probably annoyed the crap out of everyone for taking so many pictures. I cannot stress that enough. I took a freaking ton of pictures. Granted, they weren’t especially good or anything, I knew nothing about lighting, advanced camera settings, exposure, or any of the other fancy words my husband uses all the time. I really just wanted to capture moments in my life. I wanted to be able to remember the fun times I had with my friends for years to come. I’ve never been into nature, sunset, or landscape photography, just people.
Fast forward a few years and I met the love of my life who happened to be an excellent photographer. For real y’all, check him out. I say that he is amazing in the least biased way possible. I have so much respect for him as a photographer and artist and he does amazing, so-not-boring work. This talent of his quickened the “falling in love with him” process a little I’m sure.
Where I am like “What do you want to watch on TV tonight?” He’s all like “I’m editing photos FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF SOMEONE’S LIFE so I can’t.” (No big deal.)
He took the photo of me that I use on this blog, as a matter of fact, just up to your right. 🙂
It is because of this great respect that I am so honored to get to work with him! I have come to really enjoy the professional side of photography and I try to keep up my end of the teamwork by handling a lot of the people-side of things. He’s all “We’re going to have to flip around so there’s not a glare,” and “I’m going to adjust my shutter-speed and aperture to balance the natural lighting” and I’m like “You stand here, you stand here, and both of you do this,” and “Here, let me fix your hair and fluff your dress,” and “Stop making it look like your hand is in your crotch.” (That seriously happened. It may seem blunt, but I bet you’d prefer to not get a raunchy photo back to go home and show your mom, amiright?)
It’s super fun and gives us a creative outlet and best of all: free photography, yo!
Although this post is not meant to be an ad, I love doing this so much that if you mention having read this blog and follow me, we’ll give you 25% off a regular session! Just leave a comment about scheduling.
Oh and I have to say this or Bryan will kill me: #TeamCanon!!