Emily & Michael

There IS a downside to being a wedding photographer, and that is that sometimes your closest friends get married on date for which you’re booked and you can’t even go to their wedding. Such is the case with Michael. Michael’s one of my closest friends–a groomsman in my wedding–and yet I’m going have to miss out on he and Emily’s big day. That DOESN’T mean, though, that I didn’t get to shoot their engagements.

You may remember me rambling on the blog not long ago about not shooting in the month of February except for a single shoot which would be experimental and, well, off the chain. That’s where these guys came in. We ended up spending a couple of days (thanks to bad weather on the first) finding the coolest locations for some beautiful pictures. The good news is, Emily & Michael are hot stuff and looked great just about wherever I put them.

Here’s the latest and greatest…

I love when couples are so in to each other that I don’t have to force them to be sweet to one another… such is the case here:

One of my personal challenges for the session was to shoot INTO the sky and get some really clean backgrounds. I love simplicity.

Another goal of mine was to shoot with some off camera lighting at low shutter speeds to see what kind of effects that could produce…

I also wanted to play around with some off-camera lighting while shooting in direct sunlight. I like what happened…

They’re not laughing here because I said something hilarious. They’re laughing because two dogs are humping across the street. Ah, the unexpected scenarios of ghetto Jackson…

I don’t often pose people laying down. That was another goal of mine–to pose these two lying down in a tasteful way. I think this works…

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