I love when I get to work with clients more than once! I had worked with Brittany in June 2014, doing shots of her running that she would submit to a contest to be featured in a women's running magazine. A year later, when Brittany contacted me knowing that her boyfriend Jason would be popping the question soon she asked if I would do their photos. I was so happy and even happier when two weeks later she shows me a video of him surprising her with a proposal! I was in tears--it was so cute!! We went out in early July to Hagan Stone Park in Pleasant Garden to do their photos. The heat was almost unbearable, but it didn't hold us back. (I looked at myself after the shoot and was relieved I wasn't being photographed--I was a hot mess) The entire session was so much fun, you can't help but see the love they have for each other in every image and I couldn't get enough of it myself! Editing these photos was just as much fun as it was photographing. Both of them are very active people, as stated before, Brittany is a runner and loves to run in marathons and races and Jason loves to bike. They wanted to express that in some photos, seeing how it was a big part of who they are. I loved it and embraced the idea and the photos for that part turned out great and made the session more unique and fun! I used mostly my 50mm 1.4 lens and my wide angle lens for the shoot and used white reflectors to add some nice kiss of light. I loved this location, the greenery and the way the light pours into the woods. It was the paragon of all engagement sessions for me, wish I had more clients getting engaged *wink, wink*
Ashley is one of my favorite models to photograph! This was my third time shooting with her, I first photographed her for my spring portfolio for school where I had a 70s vogue theme going on (hopefully I'll get around to posting those photos too!) Anyways, I was dying to have another session with her so we headed out to one of my favorite places to shoot and went with it, with very little prep. It was rough start trying to figure out what style to go for but once we got into the swing of it we had a lot of fun shooting! Ashley is such a gorgeous girl and is a natural in front of the camera! I'm hoping next time we get to work together we will do something more commercial and edgy!
Thought I'd finally get around to showing off one my favorite family sessions! What made this session different from the others was that we had to do the session twice due to technical difficulties but each time went over fantastically! The lighting was beautiful that day and even in the middle of December it wasn't too cold outside. I was over enjoyed when I saw that they brought along their new puppy for the photos, which added a nice touch! I am hoping to do some more family sessions soon before summer rolls in. If you would like to have a family session done feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!