just one… i’ve been such a tease lately! so many full posts are coming soon, but i couldn’t wait to share this one from our session last night. thank God for crazy clients who are willing to do art for art’s sake and their crazy photographer.
Archive for July, 2011
Just one from my route 66 series coming up on the blog. We’re trying to dig ourselves out of email, deadlines, editing and designing albums before the august wedding season, but i had to just share at least one. so so so much more to come, so much i’m excited about, so much i cant wait to share with you all that i’ve been holding in for a long time. :-)
I’ve been so excited to share this gorgeous Sikh wedding in Milwaukee as a second shooter for Jennifer Johnson. I’m so happy she asked me to come along with her on this wedding, it was to die for! it was also a record wedding for us… 17 hours long! and that is without the mehndi ceremony the night before. but, Shelly and Zach and both their families treated us with so much kindness, Shelly was never without a smile or something nice to say. One wedding in a day is tiring for a bride, but TWO FULL WEDDINGS in one day is more than exhausting especially when there are wardrobe changes. Shelly and Zach celebrated the traditional Sikh wedding first, then changed and performed a Christian ceremony. Their energy transferred right to us, and there were times when i felt like we just didn’t have ENOUGH time with them. And, of course, in typical Indian wedding fashion, the reception was beyond amazing, with dancers, performances, incredible food, and amazing music. Tomorrow I’ll be posting more of the ceremonies, stay tuned!
So our marathon for Jason Decent was spectacular, it was such an incredible turn out. I was hoping to fill the majority of the slots with photo sessions, and i ended up booking the ENTIRE day! i had a half a minute to scarf down some food! it was so awesome, so rewarding, and the people i got to photograph were incredible. I know i can kind of tend to be a sap on here, but seriously… I got to photograph great people who were donating their money to such a great cause all day long. And, now that print orders are all through, i get to send a heafty chunk of money to Julie and Jason to help offset the costs of fighting brain cancer.
This is not just about helping someone who is going through a rough period. This has everything to do with cherishing the time we have here. showing it, expressing it, capturing it. The other day someone mentioned they really wanted to get photos of their family done for their son’s first birthday, but it had already come and gone. and that maybe her child wasn’t the right age to be photographed anymore.
i literally felt my heart collapse in my chest. literally.
EVERY age is magical, it doesn’t matter if they are one year old, or one year 4 months and 15.5 days old.
look at that little boy with the freckles and the missing tooth. what if his mom had waited until his teeth were grown in? that is one of my favorite images possibly ever. and the little girl holding the flowers with the dirty fingers… incredible. The little boy who’s parents are kissing him on both cheeks… he is 2 but hasn’t yet developed the ability to walk. Why would his parent’s need to wait until he had developed the ability to walk to do a session? he is incredible exactly how he is. i’m not interested in capturing perfect pictures, i’m interested in documenting love. There is no better time than the present to do that.
We’ve been featured in the online publication of Florida Bride! We’re super excited, but even more excited that this wedding will also be featured in a 3 page spread in the upcoming print issue of the magazine! We always knew Casey and Eric were amazing, but we’re glad that this publication thinks so too! go check out the online sneak peak… http://www.florida-bride.com/real_weddings/casey_eric.html