Since it’s been a few days since my last post, and I don’t really have much new material to share with you, I thought I’d go back in time a bit to last December, when I photographed Jamie and Erik- my first “couples” session! This was shortly after I’d shot Hope and Chris’s wedding in October (which will also be blogged one of these days!) and made the decision to jump into this whole mess headfirst. Jamie contacted me after she had seen some of the images I’d posted from the wedding and was wondering if I’d be interested in doing a session with her and Erik just for fun. And I said… HECK YEAH!
It was so much fun to hang out with them that coooold winter day, running all around downtown Knoxville. They brought along their sweet dog Rocco, who behaved SO well the whole time, and they were literally up for anything, which is ALWAYS a bonus! So I had just gotten my brand new camera, and was frankly still trying to figure out how to USE the darn thing, and now, in retrospect, I know there are all sorts of “rookie mistakes” I made. I mean, for crying out loud, we shot in harsh morning sun, with backlighting and all sorts of other potentially problematic issues. But you know what? I’m kinda proud of what I made of it, for really starting to take charge of my projects and own my creative risks. I remember being absolutely floored when my wedding photographer and friend Andy Armstrong wrote the most encouraging comments on my Facebook page when I first posted these. Andy, that seriously gave me the confidence I really needed to pursue this.
Anyway, it was fun to go back and revisit this shoot. If this is your first time seeing them, enjoy! If not… well… hopefully I’ll have some newer stuff for you to see soon! But I mean, who wouldn’t want to stare at this beautiful couple all day long? I mean, really. :)
This makes me miss Knoxville….
Oh yay! Thanks guys for believing in me.