Hey! New Website! Get done already!
Meanwhile, this is what I did on Saturday…
Hurry home to me, New Website! In the meantime…
I’d like to do away with the term “wedding reception.” It sounds so businesslike, so formal. Maggie & Tyler’s reception was anything but businesslike and formal. It was a massive, crazy dance party with just enough wiggle room to pop on a pair of nerdy sunglasses (provided by the bride and groom) and shake your bootie to the band’s rendition of “Happy.” It just felt appropriate to grab this opportunity to make weird double-exposures with a blaring on-camera flash. Breaking all my rules? Yup. But I wouldn’t change a thing!
Another mini-blog post as I await my new website launch…
Little Evan doesn’t really care to have his clothes changed. In fact, he cares so little for this particular ritual that he screamed bloody-murder and peed on his nice new onesie. Then, changing time finally over, he went promptly to sleep and proceeded to look like a little angel for the rest of our shoot. Babies are some of the strangest, most fascinating people I’m privileged to photograph… and definitely the most adorable!
I’ve been MIA from my blog for over a month now, and it’s making me incredibly anxious and twitchy.
My reason for this absence is simply that I have a brand-new, super-wonderful, absolutely amazing website in the works, and I’ve been holding off on new posts in hopes that said new website would be done OH-SO-SOON. But perfection takes time, and my beautiful new website is still in utero. Coming soon, but not… quite… yet.
As I countdown to the day when my new website is finally ready to meet you all, I at least want to share a few small previews of all that I’ve been up to. More countdown images will follow. And (eventually) that new website I keep bragging about.
A couple weekends ago I photographed Emily & Tommy’s wedding, and they expressly requested no posed portraits.
None. Zero. Zilch.
And, really, that’s okay, because if I’d taken a posed portrait of Emily and her dad, I likely wouldn’t ever show it to anyone except to post it in Em & Tommy’s online gallery.
But THIS photo… Emily dancing with her dad… this means something to me. This plucks some string in my heart that hums, “THIS is why we celebrate. THIS is why I do what I do.”
Marcelo & Ronnie wrote me just a couple weeks after getting married in Portland, ME, where my sweet friend Melissa Mullen did a phenomenal job photographing their intimate wedding! They told Melissa that they were planning a small reception here in Atlanta, and she sent them my way — hooray! These gentlemen were so kind and lovely to work with, and their friends and family were no different! Thank you, Marcelo & Ronnie! (And huge thanks to Livingston for hosting such a classy celebration!)