Monthly Archives: May 2011

Promo Film Shoot | Part I

Rustic Downtown Engagement Shoot
downtown rustic engagement session

As most of you

know, Josh Gooden and I have been working on a project since early spring and I just announced that my PROMO VIDEO was done! Yessss!! (You can view it here too!)I still get so excited when I think about how LONG I have wanted to get this accomplished. It feels good to check that off the “Branding to-do” list! When I was preparing for this I knew exactly who to ask to be my models. Ali, Manny, Buddy and Jill are all amazing friends of ours from college and they are also clients. Their weddings were two of my all time favorites and all four of them are so natural in front of the camera.

Good Things

A Day Off and Cleaning the Closet
a day off

Today I slept

in.  I got up at ten and realized my voice was completely gone. I’m guessing that was from the allergies I’ve been fighting all week, shooting a wedding on Saturday and then the combination of yelling over 60 teenagers at youth group last night. Our weekends are long… really long. On Saturday and Sunday when the rest of the world is relaxing and gearing up for a new week…. Michael and I are working. So today, as Michael got ready to head off to the office and I laid in bed, 1/2 dead… he told me to take the day off.  Even though I was only about 15% coherent at that time, I heard what he said and I decided it was a great idea.

Ryan + Kristen | Engaged

Virginia Fine Art Museum Engagement Session
museum engagement session richmond virginia photographer

I totally

forgot about PICASSO! We planned Kristen and Ryan’s engagement session at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum a few days before the Picasso exhibit was leaving. So there were crowds of people from ALL over the east coast running around outside the museum.  What was I thinking?! Well, let me just say, if Kristen and Ryan can have a super successful e-session in crowds of people…I can’t even imagine how awesome their wedding images will be! They seriously acted like pros! I explained the “Model” face once and they just got it! Yesssssss! I love engagement sessions where I leave feeling like I know the couple 10x better than before.

Craig + Laura

Downtown Petersburg Wedding Photographer
purple and green wedding colors

The VA weather

has been insane this spring…. like, REALLY insane. Thunderstorms everyday and these aren’t just little storms, we’re talking GUSTS of wind and rain! It’s crazy! One minute the sun is out and then the next minute it’s pouring! Last Saturday I experienced some pretty serious storms while shooting Laura and Craig’s downtown petersburg wedding! However, I guarantee you would have NEVER known that we were rushing to get portraits done if I hadn’t told you! That’s how awesome Laura and Craig are!  Josh Gooden was filming and I was shooting and the clouds started rolling in…. BIG CLOUDS! As the sheets of rain started heading towards us from across the parking lot, we called it quits and ran inside! After checking the radar, we realized we had about a 15 minute window of time to head back out and capture ALL of their portraits before more rain came and because Laura is WONDERFUL and the sweetest bride EVER…. she agreed to leave the reception in order to make sure they had AWESOME portraits! I just love her. We made it happen and I’m so thankful for Laura and Craigs willingness to stomp through some puddles and stand out in the storm! That’s a true sign of dedication right there!! They should win an award for that!

green wedding shoes

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