Justin & Mary WPPI Shootout

  • Jeremy + Ashley

that they were having a contest and I immediately wanted to make my blog post and join in… but I was sick…. and a video blog post would have been so embarrassing at the time because when I talked, I sounded like a man. So my sweet husband got in front of the camera and made my video for me. He’s wonderful. I was selected to be a part of J&M’s WPPI shootout and I have to give all of the credit to Michael. So last Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn… I got up and thought “Only for Justin and Mary would I be up at 6am and getting in the shower”… 6am is WAY too early for me. I don’t function well in the mornings

and so once we started shooting, I was amazed that anything was in FOCUS! Ashley and Jeremy modeled for us and I was so glad that Ashley and I had communicated beforehand because I was extra pumped to shoot them! (that sounds awful…but “shooting people” is a term of endearment in the photography world:)


The greatest and yet most intimidating thing about the shootout was that Mary MADE us direct the couple on our own… in front of everyone……and she made ME go first!! YIKES!!! Thankfully Ashley and Jeremy are AMAZING and they made my posing instructions look better than they really were! Whew! I do have to say that I really LOVE interacting with couples when I’m shooting because I remember being on our engagement shoot and NEEDING CONSTANT JSTAR AFFIRMATION. I am NOT a model…..not even close. Normally my “serious” face scares people. Michael on the other hand just naturally has “the look”.  So during our e-session,  I was so thankful that Jasmine made me feel like a rock star…and even if it wasn’t true… I still felt confident in that moment. Reassuring couples that they look absolutely AMAZING is SO key to having natural images.  They become confident and excited and that shows in their images!  So enough of my ramblings! Here are some of my favorites!!

Love their style… you did good Ash!

Miss Mary…showing us how its done! …. and how cute is Julia? Love her!

Okkkk… special thanks to LensProToGo for officially making me want to spend $4,500 on the 200 1.8…. HOLY COW!

Using my new 35 1.4…. I’ll introduce that little guy later!

Group pic taken by my HUSBAND!:) So proud!

Thank you J&M + Julia:)

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