When I get asked to photograph someone I *know*…I immediately feel a little extra pressure. I don’t know why that is, but deep down inside I just get a little nervous. I think nerves are good though…at least for me anyway. With those nerves I’m challenged to really push myself creatively…I challenge myself to see the world a little differently that day.
This past summer my best friend got engaged. Her name is Jonna. She is my sister.
When I found out I immediately wanted to run to my computer and share the news here on my blog…because that’s what I do, share my entire life with you guys haha! But I told myself to calm down and just wait for the right time. After my sister asked me to shoot her engagement session, I knew that when I blogged her session it would be the perfect time to share the news with you all. I could not be happier for my sister…
Donald could not have entered my sisters life at a better time. I am so thankful for him and I can’t wait to watch them grow as a couple and I especially can’t wait to see them say “I do” in May. Shooting their engagement session was a complete adventure and I loved it. We were able to cover so much ground driving around to soooo many different locations and we were completely racing against the last bit of daylight. Shooting their session in Spokane on a snowy day was such a nice change of scenery for me, I could not have asked for a better shoot or a better couple.
In doing this shoot for my sister and her fiance, it really gave me an inside look as to what my other couples experience when working with me. It was so comforting and fun to watch how excited they both were for this shoot. Making sure everything from outfits to hair and makeup were juuuust right. When I went home for Thanksgiving, I knew I wanted to reveal their session to them so that I could be there to watch. I was soooo nervous to watch their reaction, but it was exactly what I had hoped for. They looked at their photos for over an hour…flipping back and forth, laughing, crying, then flipping back and forth some more.
It was perfect.
When they were done, my sister looks up at me from the sofa they are cuddled up on…tears welled up in her eyes and says, “I think this is exactly what your couples do when they see the photos you take of them.” I smiled then I instantly imagined all my couples…cuddled up together somewhere…flipping through their own photos that I’ve taken of them. There is no better feeling than making my clients happy…this is what it’s all about…I promise you that.