Recently, I was asked by an editor to submit a handful of photos that best showcase 'overall style and body of work.'
200 miles from home, on a rapidly approaching deadline, I searched the old laptop for what was most certainly a miraculous-but-sadly-nonexistant folder of work that I could pull from.
I hadn't used this laptop, now reserved for Facebook and Pinterest, for a work-related project in AGES. I had all but thrown in the towel when I came across a folder titled MAYBE. Maybe what? Surely this folder was one of my very own creations. Charles would never title a folder something so... nondescript. I clicked inside and found 90+ images from our portfolio - all a little older now - some dating back to 2005. I have no idea why I pulled all of these images into a folder at one time and labeled it MAYBE. Maybe they should go on the website? Maybe they should be used in advertising? Maybe I could hang them in the studio? I'll never know for sure. The one thing I am certain of - I've never questioned my love of these particular images. They are our children = I love them all and imagine I always will. Pulling 10 images was easy - leaving out the other 80 hurt just a little.
These may not be the best images we have ever shot and perhaps, with our full portfolio to choose from, some of these would never make the cut. And still my heart was full sorting through some of our early work and seeing the same intention, care, and mindfulness that I value today. They may not make your top ten - but who knows? Maybe.
On our final day of photographing this lovely couple, we took L + E back to all of the places they visited during their time in Jamaica. I especially love it when our destination clients schedule a post-wedding newlywed session so that we might have a little extra time to take advantage of the scenic surroundings and create even more art for the home.
Here it is - our first bridal session featuring a bride AND a groom. We love it! Kati scheduled her session eons ago and then called us a few days before to see if Troy could maybe tag along for a few photos. "ummm... heck ya!" What a fantastic way to arrange for some extra 'couple shots' in the wedding attire - without the stress of a wedding day. Now of course, this concept of a bride and groom session is not new (see some of our Newlywed sessions!) - but scheduling this prior to the big day was a (welcome) first for us. Now, if only we could think up a good name for our (not-so-newlywed, yet more than a bridal) session...
Kati + Troy
March 14, 2010
New Orleans, LA
Keep tuning in to see these two tie the knot at a well-known New Orleans landmark - coming SOON!
So you've just seen the New Orleans wedding of Selina + Adam and now these two are back for our (Day Two) Newlywed session. Since, ya know, it'd be tragic to pass up all of the amazing photo-ops this great city offers a girl ;) Like cafe scenes...
Selina + Adam
March 21, 2010
French Quarter - New Orleans, LA
And colorful buildings...
And who can leave out the street performers?!
Of course, we're all about creating some quiet portraits of our newlyweds, too...
This is the shot I always see in my mind when someone says 'New Orleans Wedding' - I was happy to finally capture it...
Thanks for checking in with us today - hope y'all have a great weekend!
The newlywed session can be a little stressful - it's a big production the day after your wedding. But Amanda + Dan were troopers, and really put a smile on for the camera. Can you feel their connection here?
Some sporty socks to match the bride's sporty shoes.
We can't thank you two enough for a wonderful wedding weekend! Thank you for welcoming us into your lives. We were honored to be your photographers!