They flew in from in from San Diego to visit with family and work on the plans for their wedding. We felt that this was a great opportunity to shoot their Us Session. Visiting the very spot where John proposed to Christina was both fun and magical in the sense that this space was special. Once again I find myself on hallowed ground =) Seeing you, see each other and revisiting such a monumental memory will always trump just a “pretty” location. I’m often asked why I shoot where I do. Well, that’s why. I’m not the photographer for you if all you want to do is make pretty. Don’t get me wrong. I do love me my fair share of making pretty pics but I prefer to make “real”, to make “fun”, to make “meaningful”, to make time stand still if for only the moment necessary, to slow down to see, to breathe, to smell, to live, to laugh, to love… Thank you so much to Christina & John for sharing in soooooooo many special and memorable moments on that beautiful day in Cape May =)
I’ve been consulting a ton over the past few months and the single most frequently asked question that I get from prospective clients is how come my images look like there is real emotion in them? Well, cuz there is. It is that simple. If you want someone to truly see you and what is within then you have to show it. It’s not as difficult as you may think. It is easy when you agree that we don’t set out to just shoot and make pretty pics. As Alana has said to me (you will meet her and Steve soon) it is an adventure that we share together. You see, when asked what I do for a living I tell people that I am a Treasure Hunter. I don’t need a map- I have one built in… Too often people live with regret for things they never did, said or shared with a loved one. I seek that while you are in my presence you will never have that issue.