Monthly Archives: July 2012
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
— Annie Leibovitz
Miranda is one of the very first people I photographed, professionally, and in many ways, gave me more than I could ever repay through her word-of-mouth support. I’m hoping you can see the joy she gives off. I’m hoping you can see how much Miranda and Trevor love each other. And more than anything, I hope these images can act as a small repayment of the debt I owe one of my favorite people in the world.
I put the quote from Annie above for a couple reasons. First, it is one of the ways I conduct my business and find connections with my subjects. I want my photographs to be more than pretty, and more than technically sound. I want images that show the personalities of the people in them. Developing temporary, platonic crushes on my clients allows me to get there with much greater regularity than if I were to simply look for good light. I’m always searching for the little quirks and unique qualities that their friends and family love about them. Second, I absolutely fell in love with these two as a couple, so it felt appropriate. I had high hopes and expectations for Trevor, since I have known Miranda for so long, and with a very happy heart I can say he met every qualification you would want for your friend to find in a spouse. I don’t talk this way often, however, it sure seems like these two were made for each other. (even if Miranda has the good common sense to be a Duck fan, and Trevor roots for the Huskies)
Allow yourself to feel the emotion and get lost in their day. “Honk if you think the bride is cute.”
venue – MT. PISGAH ARBORETUM
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Another birthday surprise blog… this time it’s the groom’s turn. Lacey and Seth are a perfect match for each other. I can say this with greater certainty than a simple emotional platitude because I have known Lacey for years, so I mean it when I say the pairing is perfect. They are both silly, spiritual, emotional people with matching puppy-dog eyes for each other. I could go on for quite some time with this post, so I will leave you with this thought:
There is no simple equation for finding love… you cannot calculate when or if romantic love will find you. However, when you realize the person you’re with is “your person,” embrace it, and enjoy it for as long as you are lucky enough to be together, because it is a precious commodity.
venue – MISSION MILL, SALEM OREGON
THEN WE TOOK SOME INDIE, SHOEGAZING EMO BAND ALBUM COVER SHOTS 🙂
SILLINESS IS ROMANTIC
THE FINAL MOMENT WITH MOTHER AND DAUGHTER IS QUICKLY BECOMING A FAVORITE
12 GROOMSMEN AND 12 BRIDESMAIDS, YOU GUYS. 26 PERSON BRIDAL PARTY
THEY MADE COLORING PAGES IN PHOTOSHOP FOR THE KIDS
It’s Anjie’s birthday today… well, for another 10 minutes, or so. This seemed like a nice birthday present… a surprise blog post she won’t see until the day after her birthday. Hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? 🙂
The only way I can describe their day is to say it was classy-relaxed. The bed&breakfast was divine for getting ready and dress shots, but not stuffy. The reception venue was modern, but not pretentious. Classy-relaxed was the theme for the day. I could use the same description for Anjie and Robert. Be sure to check out their DJ’s music, he was probably tied with her dress in the bed&breakfast for the highlight of the day, in my opinion.
This is short and sweet, but I better post this before it isn’t the birthday girl’s birthday anymore. CONGRATS to a fantastic couple.
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