August 17, 2015
I met up with Daniel and Hannah at White Rock Coffee for some engagement photos a few weeks ago. This is a favorite spot of theirs, so the employees were awesome to let us shoot in there for a little while. It’s a pretty dark spot, but the one beam of light coming in from a window on the other side of the shop made for some really romantic lighting. Afterwards we went over to the lake to shoot around for a little while.
So, this one was a first for me. Many people love having their pets in their photos with them… Most of the time it’s dogs… Mark and Jenny brought their cats. So, here is the thing with shooting cats vs. shooting dogs. Dogs have a very short attention span, but when you call their name or make an annoying sound, their ears perk up, they look at you, and you have a chance to get a few good photos. Cats just don’t care. You can call their names, make annoying sounds, get right in their face, and they want to look everywhere but where you want them to look. It’s as if they have a good attention span, but they don’t feel you are worthy of their attention. We’re always up for a challenge, though, so we had a lot of fun with it!
Mark is a talented graphic designer and Jenny is the owner of The Jenny Layne Bakery. So, for those of you who may need some custom invitations, a wedding website, or a killer wedding cake (or any other cake for that matter), just ask for the SixFourteen discount! (not really)
Kevin, Yana, Noah (Yana’s son) and I walked all over the Dallas Arts District getting these engagement photos! We started off at the Avanti Fountain Place and didn’t get kicked out! So that was a good start. We walked around the DMA, the Meyerson, played in the water, got some skateboarders involved. All-in-all, it was pretty awesome.
Back in April, I flew out to San Francisco to hang with John and Anh and shoot some engagement photos. This was such a fun day for several reasons. First of all, it was a great way to see and photograph the city. We stopped at Potrero Hill, the Sutro Baths, Sausalito, Pier 7 on the Embarcadero, a couple of beaches, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mill Valley, Muir Woods (although we weren’t able to shoot there). Having the opportunity to shoot engagement photos at a location like this is so much fun since most of the time when we travel, all I say is “I really want to do a shoot here!” I actually got to this time!
It was also fun because I learned that the Chinese food I had been eating my whole life was complete garbage. John and Anh schooled me on some authentic Chinese food and took me to this little hidden gem in the city where I ate way too many dumplings. As a proclaimed Chinese food lover, I was basically on cloud nine (and a little embarrassed to think that I had been living a lie up until this point… A LIE!).
Anyways… anyone want to go to San Francisco?
Earlier this year, we went to Colorado for a ski trip with our friends Clint & Lottie (of Grit + Gold & Bowtie Vintage Classics). On our way back from the mountains to the airport, we had planned on stopping at a few different places to get some photos, have lunch, and take in some of the scenery. Unfortunately, a blizzard decided to drop in on us, turning what should’ve been a 2 hour drive into an 8 hour drive and ruining all of our plans for the day. Right as the snow started to let up a little, we spotted a rest stop with a pretty awesome view. We jumped out, grabbed a couple photos, jumped back in, and headed home.