Monday, July 18, 2011

Shonna & Jonathan | Engagements : District of Columbia

What a fun day this was. Shonna & Jon were such fun-loving, laid back people to shoot pictures of. The beginning of photo sessions always seems to be the most awkward because couples have to get used to someone taking pictures of them smooching, cuddling & generally being cute with one another. Not this couple! We dove right in with some amazingly real pictures. No real posing was necessary, and that just shows these two are naturals. Another session is already in the works for an artsy/casual/straight-up-awesome shoot maybe in the next month or two. I'm thinking sometime in September so we can get some fall colors in there. How's that sound, Shonna? ;)

We had such a blast traipsing around the district. We got lost a few times (naturally), we got some awesome candids as we walked the city. Shonna & Jon just melted right into the groove, and were so wonderful together. We spent a fair amount of the day laughing at random things & riding around on the metro. I had a really difficult time choosing the best pictures to post here, I had so many to choose from! Again, naturals.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

love it!!!!!!

Shonna, I had to post this picture. It just shows how carefree & relaxed you are with each other. We had lots of these sorts of moments. ;)

So beautiful. :)

Experimentation. Thanks again for you guys' patience as I fiddled with my camera. & as we waited for the thousands of other patrons to disperse from the area we were shooting in. ;)

I am so grateful for the opportunity & the pleasure to shoot this wonderful couple. Thanks again, Shonna & Jon. Looking forward to round 2!! :D

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Shonna & Jon take on DC!

More to come!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Jennie & Jason : Engagement

Jennie & Jason are one of those couples that I can't really remember a time when they weren't together. I knew both of them in high school & was greatly honored when I was asked to do a "round 2" photo session with them, after the wonderful & talented Korie Lynn took a whack at it (beautifully, I might add), I told them I definitely wanted to toy around with some "whimsical" ideas along with some general playing with chalk as if were were children on a hot summer day.

It was perfect. They are such patient & sweet guinea pigs.

It turned out to be a very warm day, especially in the sunshine & not realizing that, yes, laying on pavement with chalk drawings surrounding you would be especially difficult when the pavement was cooking at an approximate 3,000 degrees.

So! We managed to find a shaded area, whipped out the chalk & a ladder (thanks, Jason's brother) & got artsy. We also managed to get some more formal shots down on a back road bridge. We were on a hunt to complete this mission before looming storm clouds arrived. We managed to complete this task, without much more than a few stray raindrops. It was such a success.

 The long awaited "Round 2" engagements are ready for your viewing! Enjoy!

Love these pictures, & love this couple.
Happy July!