There are places that are great for engagement photos – and places that are not. Industrial areas are great. Places where we hear bone saws are not. We were walking around downtown Denver with Joanne and Steve and happened upon this really cool alley. Of course, we had to explore the photographic possibilities it might have! Jason stayed at a distance to shoot while Joanne, Steve, and I walked through to the other side of the alley. We walked straight into a terrible, vomit-inducing smell. Through an open door, we saw workers chopping what we later decided (gag me) could only be animal parts. We all made it to the other side, rallied, and got some sweet shots! The lesson of the day is explore, cautiously!
I’m always anxious before I have my picture taken. A few weeks ago, our good friends Josh and Drew (who both happen to be great photographers) took Gina and I out for a shoot. Just for fun. Gina and I are always looking to add a few photos to our walls. I wasn’t worried about the photos, or that we wouldn’t look good. There’s just that challenging feeling of being in the spotlight – center stage. I deeply prefer to be on the other side of the camera. It feels safer there.
I have to hand it you, our fantastic couples, who have the courage to get out there in front of the camera (with a beer or two in you or absolutely sober). You are all remarkable. Stepping boldly into the intimacy of being photographed, you allow yourselves to feel vulnerable, close and affectionate with each other. You trust us. I thank you for the opportunity.
Cheers to you Joanne and Steve! Courageous, trusting, affectionate, and playful. Thank you!