Couples | Alex & Stacey Engagement Session
When your brother gets engaged to one of your best friends, what's the first thing you start scheming? An engagement photography session, of course! No? Just me? ;-) Well fine maybe that's just a photographer-problem... I don't mind! Being able to photograph the people you love is so great because it takes a lot of the guesswork out of the session. I've got some pretty solid Sherlock Holmes skills and I usually do a thorough interrogation of my clients before a session to make sure we're really capturing "them" and taking photos that reflect who they are. But that's pretty easy when you've known one of the clients their whole life. It was so great to be able to photograph some of the things that make Alex & Stacey the couple they are... quiet moments on the front porch, giggles and snuggles and bike rides... They brought me up to a beautiful
What is “Golden Hour” Anyways?
Golden Hour is a professional photographer's favorite magic trick. It's a bit of a misnomer because it's actually a two hour chunk of time either right after the sun rises or right before the sun sets. As someone who loves drama and bright splashes of light in her work, Golden Hour delivers almost every time. But it also provides the opportunity for a really soft, natural light that flatters everyone. No harsh shadows under the chin or eyes, nice soft well... golden light! (for lack of a better word!) There is something about Golden Hour that makes everything sparkle and shine! This image of this picnic table at any other time of day would not be nearly as inviting. See? This isn't Golden Hour. This is Boring Hour. It's fine, it's just not singing to me. But here, in Golden hour, it gets me feeling all poetic and nostalgic about summer, don't you
A Valentine’s Day Question for You
So I have to ask... When's the last time you and your sweetheart had professional photos taken together? If the answer is your wedding day I'm going to reach through the computer and pop you in the forehead. I get it though, so I'll try to be nice here. But it's true - everyone needs to get photos taken together. REGULARLY people, regularly! You need to remind your significant other that they matter to you! We get professional photos of things that matter to us. Weddings, babies, special events and milestones. You should look at these photos as a way to commemorate another year of your love! A lot happens between the cute engagement photos of your passionate youth and the deep love that only years together can bring. And a lot of what is happening isn't something you think to record often. But if a picture says a thousand words, then that's why I work so hard to show as much emotion and