July, 2012 | Couples Photography | James and Carly Engaged
This was one of the most fun photo shoots I have ever done. James and Carly were up for just about anything. We started out at the park and by sunset had ended up at the beach where I closed the session by asking them to jump into the water: clothes and all. James took a little convincing, but after a few minutes, Carly had him laughing and splashing.
It was so easy to capture the love between these two. In fact, my favorite “couple” moment was one that I didn’t even try to photograph. Carly and I had been talking about poses she wanted to incorporate into the afternoon when James came up to her with a water lily he had somehow picked from the middle of the lake. There was nothing staged about it. It had nothing to do with having a camera around. This was a just a boy that wanted to give his girl a flower. It was beautiful.
We didn’t get water lily pictures, but we got plenty of others. Here are a few of my favorites:
In 2013, I quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand. After four months of backpacking I returned to the States and fell in love with a guy whose job sent us straight back to Asia. Nothing has gone according to plan... and it's been absolutely magical.