I really do get such a huge sense of excitement and happiness when I get asked to do an engagement session at someone’s home and/or property. And that feeling only increases when I get an email suggesting that I wear rubber boots to the session so we can walk through the field! For Rebecca + Joel having their engagement session at their home was not only a great option photographically speaking (seriously gorgeous property), but it also means their images show so much more than just their engagement.
My brother played a lot of sports and since our town wasn’t big enough for multiple teams, he was pretty much always on teams with his friends. This meant that I spent summers at the baseball diamond and winters at the hockey rink. Luckily, a bunch of his friends had younger siblings for me to hang out with during the games and during out-of-town tournaments we often would watch the younger kids in the hotels.
So I have come to the realization that I talk about the weather a lot on my blog. Perhaps that is because my business often has me making small talk for the first bit of my sessions, or because it is the easiest thing to chat about when you are meeting someone for the first time and those facts mean the topic naturally makes its way onto my blog. Or perhaps it is because I get pretty lucky with weather most of the time (*knock on wood*).
Last month I mentioned our very first publications and it was awesome! I have been spending quite a while submitting even more sessions to blogs and magazines in the hopes of sharing the beauty of my couples’ days with even more people. It has been a lot of work and is teaching me to get used to being told that my work wasn’t quite right, or that I was just a little too late as another similar session was already planned. But the few I have been told yes for made it all worth it (and a little tougher skin is probably a good thing in this business).
Seeing my work published has been a dream come true and apparently that dream is still going as we have been published in yet another magazine and more wedding blogs!!
When I first starting shooting portrait sessions I was nervous about doing them in anything less than ideal weather in the ideal seasons. This essentially meant that I didn’t do winter sessions. The bright white snow and tendency for harsh winds and blowing precipitation definitely set me off from the idea of shooting in winter. But that was quite some time ago, and a lot of patience and practice has certainly paid off as the winter months are now my busiest time for engagement sessions. I have even learned to really enjoy these sessions and the weather challenges they can sometimes bring. But the weather was really kind to Brittany + Aaron’s session as it was on the warmer side, well for winter in our area in February.