September 14, 2018
Sometimes, portrait sessions go exceedingly well, and every detail falls into place with such perfection that you dare not question it, out of fear of some sort of spontaneous entropy. Other times, you show up, raise your eyebrows in surprise at the conditions and situation, and then roll with the flow.
Brittany & Andrew’s session in Pilot Mountain State Park falls firmly in the latter category.
It was foggy. REALLY foggy.
Not foggy in the cute sense that it adds a little mystery to the background, but foggy as in “don’t step backwards, you’re literally on the edge of the cliff” (Don’t worry, that was my husband, who was voluntold to come along to practice second shooting for me, talking to me, not Andrew and Brittany. I was notably more cautious with their well-being than my own. Oops.).
If I were a dark and moody photographer, this would have been the highlight of my career so far, but as a bright and light photographer, I knew I had quite the challenge on my hands! How was I going to make this NOT look like it was located in a Disney villain’s lair?
Some bright flowers, a good-looking couple, and some shining smiles (okay, okay, and a couple editing tricks I learned through this experience!) surely did the trick.
Brittany is a fellow photographer in my area, who I had the pleasure of meeting through our local chapter of Rising Tide Society. I really cannot say enough good things about her! The first day we met, she was quick to give advice and provide encouragement as I navigated the NC wedding scene. Her kindness is the embodiment of what RTS stands for, and I am grateful beyond words for her.
Like every profession, photography requires professional development, fueled by the desire to improve one’s craft. I’m grateful for Brittany and Andrew’s willingness to stand in as models so that I could test out some new equipment, and I love that I ended up learning more than I had initially planned!
It is my goal that I will be a better photographer when I shoot your wedding than I am when I book you. There is ALWAYS more to learn, and I love that our journeys have intersected, and I can’t wait to see the friendships that form as a result. I’m so glad you’re here.