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October 21, 2011 - Engagements
It's really not our style to not post a blog that has us bantering all over it. Never has been and when we had this site designed, we knew we wanted our personalities (wait, is talking too much a personality trait or just a habit?) to be part of it so we could attract clients who got us and vice versa. Every now and then, though, I get to a post I'm positive would benefit from me just typing, "Old Fort Niagara," and leaving the photos alone. Sometimes the photos you get with a couple doesn't need any cutesy story (and Lindsay and Cory have a cute story) or us talking about what a small world Buffalo is (Cory is an Air Force officer who serves with our friend and next door neighbor) or mentioning the crazy "castle cat" that stalked our shoot for a good half an hour.
I mean, I saw this first photo and I was like, "All right, we get this couple and they get us. Perfect." This is what we do and this is who Lindsay and Cory are together (at least when they hang out together in old, French forts, which I'm sure they do, like, at least weekly).
What he said.
(though I had to read that first part a few times - there's a lot of negatives there when you really just mean, hey we talk alot - and my brain is mush after trying to get some Halloween costumes thrown together last night after the constant editing and shooting we've been doing the past two weeks because, of course, Murph needs his earlier than Halloween for some parties which I had thoroughly not planned on [I was likely going to do them Halloween eve]- and Dina, you're gonna squeal a little when you see Dex's costume! It's a little ridic!)
Seriously, we headed up to the Fort to catch the sunrise, and when we pulled in, Lindsay mentioned she'd gotten, like, four hours of sleep after work and before getting up to get ready to shoot. When I get four hours, there's usually a line of drool hanging from my mouth, but she was stunning and her and Cory pretty much destroyed their session. I looked at Rich last night while I was trying to put their post together and said that I didn't even know where to begin - and it's true, I have so many favorites from them, I had no idea which one to lead with, and I cannot wait to shoot them again.
Our job shooting? Not so tough :) It's all the other stuff that drags life down and makes for crazy stress and long days and nights. L + C, I hope you guys had as much fun as we did. Thank you so much for hooking up the location and doing the groundwork above and beyond. We're really lucky you chose us. I hope you get how sincere we are about you guys, too, because we LOVE shooting you. Talk to you soon!
October 21, 2011 - Engagements
We got together with Jess + Curtis for a couple's session two weeks ago. They'd skipped pro photos at their wedding last year and contacted us hoping to do a portrait session as their gift for each other for their first anniversary - I think that's a pretty rad gift; Rich and I got each other a session for our fifth anniversary two years ago, and I'm so happy we did. I think people think to check off photographer at the two big moments in their lives - wedding and babies, but I think it's pretty rad to continue to get photos taken throughout your life. Especially if a wedding photographer wasn't necessarily something you could swing at the time of the wedding, why not grab photos a little later?
Hanging out at the beach and in the woods was the perfect way to spend a beautiful and overcast afternoon. I'm bummed we just now got to know these two because they're moving back to Vermont this winter. I'm always a little disheartened when a young, talented couple moves away from our area, but I am a little jealous because Vermont is one of those places my little, hippie heart always has wanted to visit for an extended period of time. I've passed through and seen Burlington, but only for a couple of days here and there. We need to make some northeast road trips when our season winds down this winter.
And, side note - are you not constantly blown away by how many parks there are here? With beaches and gorgeous stretches of woods, etc? There was a really good Groupon for a helicopter flight we snagged around Murphy's birthday this year and we recently went and flew around for about 45 minutes. Man, this is one green area. The images of broken down grain elevators and abandoned factories disappear when you fly over Buffalo and the surrounding area.
Yeah - the helo ride blew Murph's little mind - we were all, Oh! Look how beautiful our city is! There's this, there's that! And he was like, Oh! Look, a boat! Ah well :) But yeah - we were just discussing where to shoot Sunday, and it's pretty spectacular that it's always a pretty lengthy conversation because there are so many options - I do love how much "stuff" there is outdoors here - all within such a small area. And that sad thing is how many places I still want to take you that you've never been - there's a lot to this area, and I love it for that!
Guys - you were super fantastic models - even while getting mosquitoed! Thanks so much, and best of luck back home!