Brianna and Nathan wanted to go to the beach for their engagement session. We had a nice day for it so we took a walk along the water's edge and then cam back along the causeway. There was a surprising number of people at the beach for so early in the season. I suggested we make a stop on the way back at a small park on Trail Creek. The park has a long strait walkway and a bridge over the creek. Nathan was nervous when we started but he began to enjoy himself after the first few shots. Brianna has an abundance of long curly hair so I tried to show that off as much as possible.
During Crystal and Peter's engagement session I asked them how they met. Peter told me that Crystal's family had moved into his best friends house. Crystal was four at the time and Peter was a few years older. It was great finding out that they had grown up together. Crystal did say that Peter used to ware parachute pants all the time and had no sense of style. I'm looking forward to photographing their wedding.
Emma and Quinn's wedding was to first one I have done in the Notre Dame Basilica. I went to an orientation meeting with the wedding coordinator several weeks before the wedding. I want glad I did. Working with Janet (the coordinator) helped a lot. It let me plan ahead so I knew where I wanted to be for each portion of the ceremony. I also had a remote camera set up in the back. The wedding was incredible! We had a beautiful couple and a gorgeous location.
What a great day. I could not believe that it was February 11th and it was almost fifty degrees. We took advantage of the warm weather and went for a walk through the park. Creek Ridge is one of my favorite spots. Maria and Tony were a blast to work with. As happens many times, this was the first professional photo session they had had as a couple. They said it was much more fun then they expected. Maria is quite beautiful and Tony smiles all the time. We ended up staying longer at the park then I had anticipated, but it was well worth it. The couple were very happy with their photographs and I look forward to photographing their wedding in June.
This past year I started doing Post Wedding shoots on the day after the wedding. The bride still has her dress and the groom has not returned his tux yet. I don't take an assistant so it's just the three of us. I love how relaxed the shoots are. We generally decide on a location ahead of time. We choose when to start, but when we finish just depends. Since we don't have a time table or a specific shot list we can either brainstorm ideas or just walk around and see what looks good. Starting this year I want to bring one of my drones along so we can explore new angels.