I’m a fan of incorporating my clients’ ideas into their photo sessions. The more excited about your photos and involved in the creative process you are, the more my energy behind the camera is fueled back into your photos. One of my favorite conversations about a customized engagement session turned out to be a time warp to 1945 to spin a classy take on the famous “Kissing the War Goodbye” sailor and nurse photograph. Victory curls, polka dots, and a (modern day) US Navy dress blue uniform were all upstaged by smiles and laughs throughout these themed engagement portraits.
I put together the vintage Guest Book post and Facebook samples -both a hit- while the rest went into the album, Save the Date cards, and print samples without sneaking online since! Here are more of my favorites from this shoot in classy black and white.
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BONUS: Mutual Weirdness (or outtakes)
While I’d love to gloss on and on in poetic ways about the love filling the air like seagulls fluttering with eager expectation above a parking lot full of shiny cars… bad example… Jami & Nick have a mutual weirdness I can appreciate, as well as photograph. This is a significant part of their story, and these are the images to prove it. Congrats, love birds!
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I couldn’t pick just one favorite from this sequence of snaps from Jami & Nick’s Silver Beach engagement session so… it’s a triple-decker post for a rainy Wednesday.
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Nick and Jami share their joy and excitement and joyness of taking all sorts of cutest couple engagement portraits!
I managed a few
standard cliche posed normal usual expected nice photos too. Instead of being so cliche it hurt, we laughed until it hurt. Often. And for that I thank you!
Many more photos ahead. Congrats, Soonlyweds!
UPDATE! See many more outtakes & usual photos here!
It’s official – the class of 2009 is here.
Last week we had an awesome Senior Session shoot with Brandi to celebrate the last days of summer at the beach. What a perfect afternoon and evening of fun, photos and great weather!
Nothing like a golden summer sunset!
For the final shots of her session, Brandi brought along her Prom dress for some very classy sunset and dusk photos.
Today brings our final summertime wedding – a great celebration with Angela and Cameron!
Click the photo or CLICK HERE to see their engagement session and a way to get a reminder when the wedding day celebration photos are ready.
Saturday I spent the late afternoon and eve with Jacqueline and Zachary in Michigan City for their Engagement Session along Lake Michigan. This was my second time dipping my feet in the Lake in the last 2 weeks and it’s gotten at least a little warmer. (That, or the nuclear power plant just inland was keeping things nice and toasty, hard to say.)
Dancing in the sand
There was a great storm front moving across the lake. Last time I shot at Washington Park we had to run from the rain. This time the storm stayed over the water and moved along to bring some terrific dramatic skies before sunset.
Throughout the session when beach-goers would ask if we were shooting an engagement session Zach would tell them “that’s what we’re calling it. Really we’re rock stars…”
That being the case, this one is for the magazine cover. 🙂 You guys rocked!
Click a photo or CLICK HERE to see the slide show gallery. Enjoy!
Wow, I’m beat. Turns out running with photo gear in sand will wear you out. Also turns out shooting a hilarious couple to photograph against some dramatic skies will make you forget you’ve been sand running. True story.
I spent the later afternoon into evening with Jacqueline and Zachary at Washington park in Michigan City. It was a great day for a Lake Michigan engagement portrait session! It wasn’t humid or scorching, the skies had dramatic clouds, and I don’t think we stopped laughing through the entire session.
Here’s a quick instant favorite from the evening. Many more to come early next week.
And lastly, since I’m still up after midnight into Sunday…
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there, mine’s at the top of that list.