This weekend Sarah and Phil met up with me for – nay, REQUESTED – a winter maternity portrait session mere days after the January Snowpocalypse shut down the city for several days with record setting snowfall and a polar vortex delivered unbelievably cold wind chills. So I made like a Photoshop file, added on some layers and exported with options of location photography gear for an evening of laughs and portraits.
Congrats again, Sarah and Phil!
Stay toasty my friends.
I love winter.
I don’t love subzero temperatures.
Just thought I should clarify.
Wedding photographers have it easy, we only have to work one day a week. (ha!)
Let’s review this one by the numbers:
- Running on 2 hours of sleep (excitement is contagious)
- in 20 minutes at 2am I will have been up for 24 hours since those 2 hours of sleep
- it took 6 hours of car travel and
- 2 Amp energy drinks,
- 2 cups of coffee,
- 1 glass of Coke to ready and use…
- 5 Nikon cameras
- (more lenses than I can count right now)
- 3 remote lights
- two geeky photographers to perform…
- 12 hours of wedding day photography at
- 1 awesome couple’s wonderful celebration
I’m pretty amazed, considering the numbers. Creative excitement makes for some serious energy bursts. Caffeine is good too, but inspiration keeps me up more than anything.
It was an awesome start to the year to join forces with Matt at Zeta-Alpha Studio again, see a handful of former brides we’ve photographed all get together for Katie and Peter’s Indianapolis wedding day celebration. As Matt put it when we walked into the salon at 9am, “it’s like spending a day with old friends.”
Lastly – glad to be home. 🙂 I missed my baby Adrian and my wife every time I saw cute babies and heard a bride and groom I photographed with Matt in 2005 are expecting twins! Congrats Jessica and Rob! Great to see you guys again!