A llison and I go waaaaaay back. We both took piano lessons from Mrs. Russell (who lived across the street from me) in Wilson, NC. She remembers what I was like growing up…which is quite embarrassing. (So what if I only wore Tweety Bird shirts, a Mickey Mouse fanny pack, and ran around the neighborhood with frizzy hair and no shoes. You know you did too…don't judge) It's fun photographing old friends, something funny to laugh about. That's one of the things I love about Allison and Austin is how much they laugh together. Austin is a man's man. He owns a gym in Clayton and could crush a can with his fingertips. What I love most about Allison is that she can throw Austin one funny glance and he completely loses all composer. You can tell that he is absolutely smitten by her. They make such a great team!
We started this shoot off a little different than most typical engagement shoots. We began at Austin's gym, CrossFit in Clayton. It was neat photographing Allison and Austin in their element. I wish I could post all the pics from this part of the session because they are so much fun. At one point, Austin was holding Allison (who was curled up in a little ball) up in the air with one arm. (Yeah, you read that right….ONE ARM!) There was another scene where Allison was laid completely horizontal and Austin had her suspended in the air 10 feet above the ground. Crazy!
Ihave been getting emails from moms (aunts and grandmothers) who are aspiring to take better pictures of their children for years. Now and days, digital cameras are more affordable than ever. Nearly each family has a DSLR, yet many do not know how to use them. I say, if you have the equipment…you might as well learn how to use it! So, on April 9th I am opening up a beginning photographers class that starts with the very basics. By the end of the class, you will understand your camera better and will know how to take better pictures of your friends and family. Here’s the scoop……the neighborhood with frizzy hair and no shoes. You know you did too…don’t judge) It’s fun photographing old friends, because we always have
The cost of the workshop is only $100! However, if you bring a friend, you can take advantage of the “friend discount” which is buy one get one half off. Making it only $75!