I just knew I was going to have fun with this shoot. We connected on Pinterest so that we could share ideas through pins. I just loved her avatar. It was very punk rock. She doesn’t quite look so punk rock any more ,but still gorgeous. I am so super happy with her current look too. She was very easy going. Which is awesome. We had to go for a ride to grab some alphabet blocks. I thought it was great of her to say “yeah lets go.”. Most people would rather not be in close quarters with people they don’t know. You know the whole awkward silence thing. We did just fine. I am quite the talker I am told so it was always likely there would be no opportunity for awkwardness. Well not do to silence. That is also the trick…. Not to overwhelm someone with blah blah blah to the point they again feel awkward. I usually try to ask questions about the person. People are so super interesting to me. You never know what a persons life experiences are going to be. You should truly not judge a book by it’s cover. It’s probably ok to assume some little points ,but be prepared to let even those go. Her story was interesting. She and I shared some things in common. The first was that our children were both mixed. I wasn’t super surprised that she was having a multi cultured baby. She seemed open minded. Our similarities in experience and also like mindedness made our shoot fly by. I would’ve kept her for a lot longer ,but you have to let ma ma put her legs up.
Here are my couple from a while back. Maybe my new year resolution should have been to make sure I blog a touch more. Enough about me. This couple was really ready for this shoot. there were wardrobe changes and the whole nine. It was super fun. It was my second time using this park as a backdrop and it did not disappoint. I use to walk this trail every morning I get new ideas each time I think. It has so many nooks and crannies. I had spoken to Nnamdi (the groom) and he was always very sweet. I look forward to meeting him. He was how I imagined so romantic with his soon to be bride. I loved that. It’s inspiring. It was hard to get them to look at the camera. They were in there own little world population “two”. That kind of love isn’t so hard to capture. There isn’t much instruction needed. Some people might be super in love ,but uncomfortable in front of a camera. People some time be a little to aware of themselves. This was not the case with these two. Stella took the lead. She was so comfortable and had so many moves that all Nnamdi had to do was move with her. He didn’t seem to mind that at all. In my experience most guys would rather be doing anything else rather than taking pictures….if Nnamdi felt that way I couldn’t tell. Stella belongs on a stage for sure. She was so comfortable and creative. Yes yes awesome shoot. It’s just too bad that I was unable to book the wedding do to the fact that I was already booked for another wedding on that day. I wanted to squeeze them in ,but that wouldn’t have been fair to do to anyone involved. I hope that it went well and Congratulations to you both!
Just a quick post about a engagement shoot I did before the going to Ghana for Christmas. I loved the couple, the location, and of course the occasion…love! Ok so that was the whole post. More to come.