Saturday, February 25, 2012

Perfection {Fashion Shoot part 1}

Have you ever had one of those instances where everything lines up even better than you could have ever planned for and your day turns out to be absolute perfection?  Bala and I had one of those experiences back in October.  

Let me rewind a bit...

Early last year, we had a portrait session with a sweet young girl named Ali.  She needed some photos taken for a pageant she was going to enter so we met her at the studio one afternoon.  As soon as we clicked the first photo, Bala and I both knew that we were in for a treat.  Sweet little Miss Ali blew us away!  She was unbelievably natural and intuitive, not to mention incredibly beautiful.  

Now, you have to understand that one of the unfortunate things that happens to any artist when they begin to turn their passion into a business is that there isn't as much time to create purely for the sake of creating.  This is something that Bala and I both have experienced in our endeavors.  So, we decided that we were going to make some time to do a shoot just for our own enjoyment.    Of course, there was no question that we would ask Ali to be our muse for the day, and she graciously said yes.  

About that same time, a fabulous new clothing boutique opened up around the corner from us downtown, named Leigh Nants.  (I seriously could blow our entire income there.  Love, love, love the clothes!)  On top of that, it is owned by two of the cutest sisters with impeccable style who were also 100% on board when we asked if they would allow us to showcase some of their clothing in our shoot.   Many, many, many thanks ladies!!!

Mix all of that with simply gorgeous weather, the super talented Katherine Tosh, who did an awesome job on Ali's hair and makeup, and we had the ingredients for a fantastic fashion shoot.  Of course, Ali rocked the modeling, the clothes from Leigh Nants were incredible and we were absolutely thrilled with the results.  It was a tough job weeding through over a thousand shots we took and picking out the best ones, but we finally managed to nail down our favorite 300 or so ;)  I will be kind and not unload all of them on you at once but instead break them up in the next few posts.  So check back over the next week to take a look at our version of a perfect day.    


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tara & Billy may come as a complete shock to you, but it looks like I might be terrible at keeping up with blogging. Oh, well.  Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy {almost} Valentine's Day! Think that about brings us up to speed ;)  Now without further delay...  

Fact:  we love photographing weddings.  I think Bala would agree that one of the best things about it is that we get to make new friends every time.  We are always so honored to be invited to share such a beautiful and special day with a couple while we are capturing the moments that they will look back on for the rest of their lives.   It's pretty magical, actually.

One of the things that stood out the most about Tara and Billy's wedding was that there was no doubt that the day was entirely for them.  These two surrounded themselves with the people they love and there was no stress, no drama, just a complete celebration of  the love that they have had for each other for nearly a decade.  It was positively wonderful!   A stunning bride, handsome groom, super fun wedding party...we love our job.  And the best thing of it all is that we are now able to call Billy & Tara friends :)

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