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!
I feel so honored that Abby chose me! Out of all of the amazing photographers that she knows and loves, she allowed ME to capture their portraits for their tenth anniversary! I always feel so humbled that other photographers allow me into their lives in this way. I’ve said it a million times before (especially in KJ All Access episodes… which this shoot will be featured in down the road! yay!) … but I get SO nervous shooting for other photographers!!! They know how to pose, how to find great light, how to manage a shoot, etc. Even with 12+ years of experience and all of the courses I’ve created and photographers I’ve taught, I still get nervous!
I wanted beautiful light and perfect locations for Matt and Abby. I wanted these tenth anniversary photos to represent the depth of their love and how much they have grown together in these past ten years. I wanted to create images that I was proud of and that also resembled what I know Abby’s personal style is. Well….. I’m happy to report that I was able to capture just that! This was my first shoot post-maternity leave and I felt so inspired to shoot again!
Matt and Abby, we love and appreciate you. Thank you for being dear friends and encouragers. We love you both and it was our joy to celebrate your anniversary with you during your shoot!!
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now.
2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022.
You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!
It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!