This post is a big one. It's to make up for the high possibility that I may not be able to get internet access or time on my computer for the next week or so.
WHAT?! I hear you say? No time on the computer!??
For a photographer, that's pretty extreme. Yes, life is that crazy. I really need to finish up this week, and just take time out from the outside world because I fear if I don't, I may just lose my sanity drop my drop. And with my health in shabby state (i know! Boo to this awful flu bug going around. I got it twice this month, which is more than my fair share! So not fair right??), I need desperately to preserve it for the shoots I have coming up, the editing that is on our to-do-list, and the emails I am going to TACKLE for good in the 24 to 48 hours :)
For now, enjoy this session that I shot recently :)
I was extremely nervous... like, pull-your-hair kind of nervous for this shoot, because I was going to have another PHOTOGRAPHER on the other end, with his better half. I just couldn't get my head around the fact that the person on the other side of my camera would actually understand and see all the little idiosyncrasies in the way I shoot, talk, see the light, and so on. It's like being put under a microscope, and then being poked.
Thankfully, Daren and Peggy were absolutely lovely, and were nothing like my silly little fears liked to paint in my mind. In fact, for a couple that have been together for a milestone and mention-worthy 10 years, the way they were with each other before the camera was just a touch of magic. I always respect couples who have been together for eons, because in this day and age where relationships don't last longer than the next television commercial, being in a committed relationship that stands the test of time is a remarkable and beautiful thing. But what astounds me even more is when I meet couples who fall in this category, yet interact with one another as if they had just started their love story together.
It really is magical.
Thank you Daren and Peggy for being so awesome. I loved having you both in front of my camera, and thank you for having so much confidence and belief in me. More than I had in myself. I hope these photos bring back beautiful memories in another 10 years time, and I hope by then you will only be more in love with each other than you are already :) I'll always remember you wedding anniversary because it shares the same date as my birthday!
Here are some of my favourites:
Its moments like these on my shoots that are totally candid. I promise :)
Isn't Peggy gorgeous?? :)
Playing around just a little with her fairy like dress.
Okay, so you guys KNOW I don't shoot wide. In fact, its sometimes a little uncomfortable for me because its so different from my usual style. But I do like to venture and play a little when the eye yells at me to :)
I absolutely ADORE the colour in the next few photos. We came across some really fun corners that just begged to be shot, and I just couldn't help myself!
Then it was off to the streets to have a bit of casual fun :)
Okay, I KNOW the below photo is totally NOT in focus for the most part, so before you berate me for it, I put it here because I love the candid emotion in it. I love seeing my clients have fun, and to me, that kind of energy beats any posed piece of art in my books :)
Woohoo! More and more colour! And its dirty urban, which made it all the more fun! :)
I never really ever do these kind of shots, because I am not one of those photographers who just does certain shots for the sake of doing them. I really need the right backdrop for shots like this, and when we walked past this, I thought - how fun! It was hilarious to wait for all the buses, cars, and people zooming by to get a few clear frames. How funny are these two! :D
Then we ended the session in some casual gear. This session was all about colour, which I just LOVE!! :) What a way to end a day in true JSP style :)
Another rare wide-ish shot.
To see more photos, watch their slideshow below!! :D
And before I forget, Daren is a photographer as well! Check out his work here!