The next sneak peek on the blog is a little different – an ENGAGEMENT session!! (Yes, on occasion, I photograph something other than seniors 😉 ). It was so much fun, and they are such a gorgeous couple (I mean, come on, how stunning are they both?!)! I have been photographing this bride-to-be for many years now. Starting with family photos with her and her siblings, and then her senior photos, and now the next step – engagement photos! I think it is amazing to be able to follow a family thru milestones like this.
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
The entire reason I started accepting wedding jobs were for situations like this! Sarah was a former JPSearcy senior client of mine some years back. I loved her, just like I love all of my seniors. So, I was completely tickled when I heard she was engaged and she and her family wanted me to be their photographer. I love love love the idea of meeting up with my seniors again (years down the road, no rush!) when they get engaged. It just feels like I am a small part of the family when I get to take one milestone (senior photos) and then the next – engagement and wedding with them! And I would love it, if a few more years down the road, I am called to do their maternity and newborn photos! (Again girls, no rush! Haha!).
I met Sarah and Jeff at Kraft Azalea in Winter Park. I hadn’t met Jeff yet, but I knew if Sarah liked him, then I would too ;). They are an ADORABLE couple! It was so sweet to see them together, all happy and in love. We goofed off, they told me stories about how they met, things they like to do together, and little sweet things about each other. And oh yeah, I took some photos too! Haha! Time flew by and now I think I am looking forward to their wedding day *almost* as much as they are!
Here are a few of Sarah and Jeff’s engagement photos:
Now, if you follow me at all, you know that it is pretty rare that I will run a sale. But this year, I am getting caught up in all the Black Friday fun. So I thought to do a Black Friday sale MY way. No crazy waiting in lines, no pushing or shoving, no having to get up at 2am. All you have to do is give me a quick call, during normal people hours, and you get a gift that no one will want to return! But I didn’t want it to stop with just Friday. There is also a relatively new thing (or at least it is new to me) – Small Business Saturday. This is when you support local small businesses in your area.
So . . . the details!!! You have two options for the sale. Option #1 – Pre-purchasing a session for $225 (local session for a family session, kid session, senior session, or engagement session to be held anytime between 1/1/13-4/1/13 – includes session fee and print package) OR Option #2 Gift Certificates! The gift certificates can be used towards session fees and/or prints. The higher the dollar amount you purchase, the more you get for free! Either of these two options can be purchased for yourself or can be purchased for someone else for the perfect gift! Call during the hours listed, and let me know which option you want! If you receive voicemail, it just means I am on the phone with someone else taking advantage of the Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Holiday sale! Just please leave a message for me and let me know which option you would like, and I will get back with you as soon as I can!
OK, OK, I know. I have ALWAYS said that I would never be interested in being a wedding photographer. (I really should learn to never say never!) Well, I am still not sure if I want to go that avenue, but I did want to give it a shot. You know, just to see what it was all about.
It would be extremely irresponsible of me to take on a wedding without any wedding experience. And I would never do that. But a good friend of mine IS a wedding photographer out of Volusia County (Sandy Brantley Photography, btw). So, I told her about wanting to dip my toes in and see what all the hoopla was about. She graciously let me tag along as a second shooter. I was responsible for some groom shots before the ceremony, some detail shots of the day, things like that. I really just wanted to do it so I could observe her and watch her do her thing. And I will admit, it was more fun than I had thought. Lots and lots of work, but no where near the “bridezilla” type day that I thought it would be. The bride and her family were delightful, as were the groom and his family. And it was so great to be around all the love of the day!
Being that I was only the second shooter, I didn’t get to do lots of creative type stuff and not a ton with just the bride and groom (that’s the primary photographer’s job), but I did like the photos that I was able to get! Here are just a few from the day:
All in all, I think it was a great experience. THANK YOU SANDY!! And now, I can say, I *may* do weddings in the future. For now, I will stick with my seniors, the families and their little kiddos, and on occasion second shooting. But who knows! You may start seeing me do a wedding here and there!
I really enjoy engagement sessions. I don’t get them very often, because I don’t shoot weddings, however, it is always a nice change of pace when I do get the call for one. For the most part, I don’t have to chase anyone around! Sometimes the grooms-to-be need to be corralled, but that is rare! LOL!
This session was very nice for three major reasons:
1. the guy is my husband’s friend and co-worker
2. the couple has been together forever and they are such a nice couple
3. I got to use a some-what hidden location that I found on a scouting mission one day (besides that day, this was the first session I have shot there). It is SO beautiful there!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks for you!