Posted on April 27, 2009
So I suppose you can file this E-shoot as successful despite some initial setbacks… like Krista and Josh getting pulled over by WPD for allegedly speeding. I felt terrible because they were rushing to get to our shoot from Tampa and, well, the ole’ cop-in-the-bushes trap got ‘em. I give them tons of credit for overcoming that and really allowing their love to shine through.
On an unrelated note, while I was waiting for them I saw a lady (possibly old-ish… very white hair but I shy away from naming names try to parallel park her loaner Mercades and something must have happened because she guned it and slamed her rear end full-force into a new looking convertible BMW 7-series. Ouch. To make things worse, she decided to just drive off. Luckily there was a valet and about 20 other people who got her tag number. The strangest thing about it… we walked by the car and there seemed to be no damage what-so-ever. Either there were nearly identical black 7-series BMWs parked in the exact same place or they are indestructible.
Posted on April 23, 2009
Posted on April 19, 2009
As strange as is sounds, and I’m not too proud to admit, Kanika and Jason’s wedding was my first of 2009! The rest of the year is slammin’ so no worries. I could not think of a better way to kick off the year than wihh this couple only booked with me a week-ish ago. The last minute booking was more a case of cold feet by Kanika who thought she was comfortable using an intern provided by her officiant but in the end decided (according to her after seeing my work) to look into booking a photographer. The rest is spectacular history. They didn’t need me for their reception, just coverage of the ceremony and some fun portraits afterward.Â Working with them was really as perfect as it ever gets. Both were comfortable in front of the camera and ready, willing and able to go for it as we wandered the acres of the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida. After their small ceremony in the Tropical Courtyard, we headed over to the Heritage Village next door to shoot in and around some fantastic buildings, not to mention the purple bus we happened to find in the parking lot. It was a beautiful, sometimes surreal day that may have produced some of my favorite wedding images ever. I probably could not get models to look as amazing in these pictures, and that’s a testament as much to the beauty of the couple as it is their love for each other. Kanika and Jason helped remind me just how much making fantastic wedding images is a collaboration between me and my couples. I can produce good, even great images on my own but the kind of trust and effort put forth by Kanika and Jason went a long way towards the wonderful end result.