I don’t know where to start with this one; this session was unique and enjoyed for many reasons — because of the landscape surrounding us, the beauty after a storm, and the relaxed nature of these friends.
You know how just after a thunderstorm, there is sometimes a short window of time where everything sparkles from raindrops still on the grass, and the skies change color from gray to blue to yellow/pink? We had so many different types of beautiful light within the time of our session; it was so enjoyable to shoot through all of them.
Ann Marie & Holly made the shoot very lighthearted and easy-going. A big change is upcoming in their lives as Holly is engaged, and moving to Illinois after her upcoming wedding. (I have to interject here: far too many of my family/friends/acquaintances live in IL…Anyway, this session was a capture of their friendship as both living in CT. We tried to incorporate the feel of their comradeship, and they brought along some great ideas for props/backdrops.
Thank you for a nice evening, Ann Marie & Holly. I enjoyed getting to know you both a little more.
I am really looking forward to shooting your wedding soon, Holly! (And Toby, too. I promise having photos done is relaxing and enjoyable.— Paul and I wish you both many blessings as this new chapter begins!
A tribute to Holly’s future in a farming community:
Holly said she was going to miss seeing trees, so we incorporated a pretty one into the shoot, with sun flare added for good measure:
Oh, this one makes me smile- the light, the light.
A pretty little sun shower came along, just in time… so very pretty-
Warning: if it’s evening light, I’m gonna’ try to get some sun flare. Do you blame me?
More sun flare… combined with dreamy, soft light:
I had an assistant for this shoot. And the comment from my assistant on this shot was: “It looks like something from ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ I like my assistant’s line of thought. I have to agree with the statement.
Introducing my trusty assistant for this session.
Joel has been wanting to travel along on one of my shoots, but I told him it had to be someone that I knew, since I didn’t want a new client to think I had an ‘almost 10-year-old’ second shooter. Holly and AnnMarie said he was welcome to come along. I’m glad he did. (Because it was a good excuse to go out for ice cream with him afterwards. And because, well, I love this kid.)
-from ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by Lucy Maud Montgomery