B & J met at one of my favorite museums (I have a membership!) and when I suggested we have the session there, not only were they into it, they made arrangements for us to shoot there after hours after the crowds had left. Not only was it an amazingly fun session, it was the best guided tour ever. I even got to see where they met and hear the beautiful story, and oh we made lovely pictures while we were at it.
Laura and Chike came into town completely prepared for their session – I was so impressed! It’s always a pleasure to shoot a couple who are so in love and very into the photography as well. We almost broke into a building, stole a bicycle and commandeered a city bus. And that’s not all… It was a good day. (And night!)
This session happened on an unbelievably busy weekend – I had just come in from out of town, but we had to do it that weekend as Taiwo had just moved to Houston from London, and they’d been really busy. They were pretty easy-going and fun to shoot. Their wedding was a full Nikkai ceremony, which I had never done before – I’ll be posting that soon as well. Enjoy!
As usual, it’s been a busy summer and we had trouble scheduling this engagement session – especially because it was at the beautiful La Toretta resort out in Montgomery, Texas. It’s quite a hike from Houston so when we all got our timing together we made an evening of it and got some great evening light. Oh, and I love it when we have props – we had a whole picnic out there! We shot the wedding very shortly afterwards, so it’s a big triple post, including bridals and the gorgeous wedding!
Whew – we had such a hard time getting our schedules together, we ended up doing not one but TWO sessions less than 2 weeks before the wedding – we also had weather issues, but we ended up rocking it out and having a blast. We got to make some of these images at their wedding venue, Safari Texas. I had no idea they had that much space, even though I’ve worked there a few times before. Look out for part 2 of this, featuring their extra-cute son.
I have so much fun creating images on location, and surprisingly often, we’ll get a passer-by stop to chat, or try to jump in a picture and stuff. I’m going to start sharing some of them here. This little boy just couldn’t figure out what we were doing, and he walked past us twice, never once taking his eyes off the couple!
It’s been pretty busy around here, so no time to blog. Maybe this time I’ll get on some sort of regular blogging schedule. Doing a double post today – Obi & Ada had a two day session, so we could get both day and night shoots in. The night session ended at around 11:30pm! We had so much fun, none of us realized just how late we were shooting until we got back to our cars. As usual, I got lucky and got to photograph a fun, laid back couple.
This couple’s schedule was unbelievably tight. Even though they booked me almost a year before the wedding, we had such a hard time getting our schedules together. We finally ended up a couple of weeks before the wedding, trying to get the shoot done – it rained and since we couldn’t find another day before the wedding to shoot, we went anyway – and I’m so glad we did! I’m almost hoping for another rainy session…
Tope and Biyi talked me into coming to San Antonio to shoot their session – it wasn’t too hard because (a) I love to shoot in new and different places and (b) Seaworld! So we all rode up there and I checked out a couple of potential locations. We settled on this picturesque location below and it was pretty cool. Tope had warned me up front that Biyi was *so* not into having his photograph taken, but by the end of the shoot he was coming up with shot ideas and not wanting the session to be over. Very cool!
I had a really long week in Dallas – I shot my first 3 day wedding, and then the next day, just before i was to leave for Houston, I shot Chuks and Kelechi’s session. I thought I’d be tired, but as soon as I got there, I was all psyched and we had a bunch of fun! They were both really cool and did great despite all the walking. Like many grooms, Chuks needed a little warming up but when he got into it, we got some amazing stuff. The picture of them kissing in front of the kissing statue is definitely one of my favorite images of the year. We’ve already shot their wedding in Houston so I’ll be posting some of that soon as well. Enjoy!