Seriously…I have this wonderful friend, Desiree Burris (Che Vogue)...who was a very bad influence Monday.
I am swamped busy…swamped! I have been away for a week at a workshop in Dallas, the Bridal Extravaganza is coming up, plus I have a ton of work sitting on my desk of things I need to get out the door. At this point, I should be tied to my desk not to emerge for a week.
And then, my phone rings. Its Desiree…with her cheerful and bubbly personality she says…’guess what I am in town…lets go shoot!’. Which I reply, ‘No, I can’t possibly…blah, bladdy blah…too much work, too busy..blah, bladdy, blah’. You get the point. I turn her down, because that is the smart thing to do. But I do agree to a short coffee, because I have to see my sweet friend if its only for a quick half hour.
It goes down hill from there. We of course start talking about photography and fashion and what we have both been up to…and before I know it, we, plus another beautiful girl, Ashley…are headed out to Ashley’s grandparents cottage by Lake LBJ for a full on sesh…
And it was sooo worth it. I am exhausted and my body hurts because when we get together and start shooting, I forget about time and everything else…its all about creating ART. I love working with this girl…she is beyond a hairstylist, she is a full on collaborator..encouraging and pushing me to create better art. She is my ‘Jay Emmanuel’ on a shoot.
Here are just a few from the many wonderful images we created that day.
Dress look familiar anyone….its mine!
Then I threw on this jacket I had picked up at Goodwill for a $1 that totally is too small for me, but I have been thinking its a cute little accessory for bridals. Desiree changed up the hair…and Coco Channel shined her grace down upon us. Playing dress up is so much fun.
And these next ones…..sigh….I just love. That is my mothers dress. Which fit Ashley like a glove! I loved creating these next images. They speak to me…the just pure softness and angelic like feel. They have a vintage romance to them…like we traveled through time.
I love this one…its more like an art piece to me.
And then it started to get dark and it was time to play with lights and try out some of the new skillz I have been learning over the past few months. Love it! We are on a dirt road and I am using two off camera speed lights (for the techno geeks out there). The whole shoot all of a sudden looked completely different and editorial!
So what do you all think? Brides, lets rock your session out like a superstar! I can help you bring together a stellar team that will make your session really stand out from the crowd…plus you’ll have a blast at the same time.
Back to work for me…lots of things coming up..such as
Rachel wedding part 2
My new little niece…Maddy!