Here’s what happens. I do a workshop and I get so excited about it that I share the Behind the Scenes posts almost immediately!! Then, we get to work on the styled shoot images and submit them! They get featured and we get excited all over again but we forget to BLOG them!! Ah! This shoot is from LAST February!! And this was a very special workshop for many reasons!
First, our sweet models were Mark and Emily!! We just adore these two! Emily is a Birth Photographer (Ps. She’s hosting a workshop with Liz Cook for Birth Photography and you should check it out HERE!) and Mark is a dentist! I owe Mark BIG TIME for coming down for this shoot. Not only did he close the office early, he also drove several hours in the SNOW to model with Emily. Once he arrived, he got all dressed up and then stood in sub-zero temps and acted like it wasn’t a miserable day for a shoot!!
This leads me to the NEXT reason why it was a very special workshop! It wasn’t just 5 degrees… it was SNOWING! Because of the single digit temps and the snow, Amanda had to design everything in the garage with a space heater in order to keep the flowers from FREEZING!! Now THAT is dedication!!! WOW! We are so thankful for that girl! She works so hard for us and always makes sure our workshops happen NO MATTER WHAT!!
Enjoy some of my FAVORITES from this styled shoot and be sure to leave some love for the crew that made this happen! Everyone had to sacrifice some extra time, comfort and energy to make this a reality and we are blessed to have a team that would do that for us!!!
Gown| Urban Set Bride
Furniture Rentals | Paisley & Jade
MUA | Emily Hudspeth
Cake | Sorby Sweets
Florals & Styling |Amanda Veronee
Paper Flowers | Sweet Pear Paper
Calligraphy | Meant To Be Calligraphy
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The day started with bubbly personalities and bubbly drinks in the historic Linden Row house in downtown Richmond. I walked in, found Leah and then one by one I met her amazing bridesmaids. From the moment I met them all, I knew this was going to be a fun day, not lacking any energy! I loved the way this day started…. however, it got even better the moment dad walked in.
It’s an exciting day in Youtube land! We have just launched a brand new series that we’re really excited about!!!! So often when I’m going through KJ All Access episodes and editing our behind the scenes coverage of our wedding days, I find myself noticing a lot of scenarios that require a lot of thought and problem solving in order to create a FINAL image that I love!!
Gosh it feels good to do what I love to do again! This was my first shoot back since maternity leave ended and I loved every minute of it! I have known Matt and Abby for years and years and so while this was a true portrait session with paying clients and outfit changes, etc…. it was also a shoot with dear friends and it was wonderful to spend some time with them!
First of all, let me just say, I do NOT endorse not hiring a professional birth photographer! As you read this, keep in mind that I desperately wanted to have my friend and fellow photographer Jill with me during my fourth birth. I was heartbroken that she wasn’t allowed to be there!
Have you ever showed up for a wedding or a portrait session and took one look at the location and thought…. “You’ve got to be kidding me!!! How am I going to make this work?!” I have. I have had so many scenarios in my career where I have thought….“Ok, how in the world am I going to make this lousy location work as a great portrait location!!?”.
It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.