To tell you the truth, shooting another photographer was a bit intimidating. But Karen, who is an amazing photographer made it real easy. And I was super excited to be able to ‘talk shop’ during and after our session together. We are very different in our styles, and what we love to shoot. And I loved that she asked me to shoot her. I couldn’t wait to show both sides of Karen. The calm, beautiful Karen. And the fun, crazy girl she is!
There is a pure, lightness to Karen’s personality. She is genuine. She is talented. She is beautiful. I am full of gratitude that I was able to share with a fellow photographer, how I see things, behind my lens.
I love shooting families. Especially the not so traditional kind. Because really what makes a family? A group of people who love each other are called a family. And when two can come together to make ONE new big ONE … I think it’s even more special. Shelley and Paul have something pretty special from where I see it. From behind my lens, I see ONE family. All sharing the same thing … LOVE :)
Shelley and Paul, thank you for allowing me to document this time in your lives. I LOVE sharing LOVE :)
We met at Long Point. A special place for Kristine. She has grown up there, camping with her family. So to have her engagement photos taken there, in this most special place, with the most special man in her life, just seemed right. And right it was. We traveled all through town. Down to the marina, the lighthouse, and the beach. Stopping along the way, so that I could catch Kristine AND Riley, just being them. Together.
Kristine AND Riley are a very sweet couple. They have a comfort level in each other, that you would see in couples that have been together for years and years. And I’m guessing the beach is in their blood :) In the spring, they will be celebrating their special day in Punta Cana. And remember guys … if you need a photographer :)~ wink wink! lol
A special thanks to Kristine’s mom Carolyne, who grew up on the same street as me. Thanks to the power of Facebook, us old friends ‘hooked’ up online. And look at us now! Shooting her daughter’s engagement. Oh how time flies :) Kristine, you’ve been in good hands. I think you’ve learned the power of love with parents like yours. High school sweethearts, still going strong :)
Kristine AND Riley … Thank you for choosing me to document your love. It’s an amazing gift to be able to show couples the love I see in my viewfinder.