One of the things that’s sometimes difficult about being a wedding and engagement photographer is that my creativity is scheduled. I show up for a shoot and need to be creative. There’s no waiting for creativity to come and THEN starting to shoot. It has to be on demand.
Well, honestly I was having kind of a rough day before Jineanne and Michael’s engagement session and was sort of operating in robot mode at the beginning, redoing things that had worked in the past because my creativity just wasn’t there.
Then things changed, because I DARE you to spend time with Jineanne and Michael and not feel their sunshine in an extraordinary way. These are just two…awesome…people. I had a great time with them and they turned my day around.
Thanks, you two. If my experience with you is any indicator, you make the world a better place every second you’re together.
Hey Ken! I’m guessing you’re booked already for April 23, 2011… but if not, and you’re interested in shooting a wedding in West Virginia, I want to book you. ASAP. -Emily
That email showed up in my inbox in September of last year. Emily Porter is a wedding photographer in West Virgina, one whose work I’d admired for awhile. She just won first place in the 2010 Q4 WPJA awards too. So yeah, she’s awesome.
This was such an incredible day to be a part of. Emily and Bobby are two of the kindest people I know, and the thought they put into making sure their family, friends, and even hired vendors were taken care of was totally above and beyond the call.
Emily and Bobby sourced a TON of really unique stuff from some great Etsy shops and other places, and I’ve included that info at the bottom of this post.
Tonya and PJ were married at Eagle Castle Winery a few weeks ago. Eagle Castle has got to be the most unique venue on the central coast…I mean, it’s a castle. With a moat. In Paso Robles. They had their cocktail hour on the top level, which has an amazing view out over Paso wine country and is also the best place to spot marauding medieval armies.
Tonya has the sweetest, gentlest demeanor. Her and PJ are currently enjoying themselves in Jamaica!