Good things take time. That was a bit of a running joke as we started Sunday’s engagement shoot with Jamie and Joe, referring to the time it took for Joe to propose to Jamie. In some ways it mirrored our session together too.
In January of 2012 I received and email from Jamie, the basic questions on pricing and what not, and she indicated that someone gave her my name a few years before that. We emailed back and forth and she thanked me for the information. Nine months later, as if a day hadn’t passed since we spoke, I get an email that can pretty much be summed up with: Do you have this date available? I did! Contracts went out and were signed and I was officially Jamie’s wedding photographer. I hadn’t actually had a chance to meet her yet, and the holidays were on the horizon, so we left things with “we will schedule your engagement session in the new year.”
I love engagement sessions. All the energy and love of a wedding, but without a million guests, and drop dead timelines to follow. It’s also a really important time for a photographer to spend with the bride and groom: time spent getting to know each other. Here are a couple that are inviting you into their most special of days with their closest of friends and family... it’s priceless to have spent some time with them, talking, laughing, and joking.
Finally, the date came for Jamie and Joe’s engagement session and I had a last minute conflict that I could not get out of, sometimes life gets in the way of life. Jamie was totally cool with it. I was concerned because we had her cousin Tony bringing his awesome car “The General Lee” to use in the shoot, and the weather, while not great, was pretty decent, and that’s a God-send for an outdoor shoot. So we rescheduled.
Our rain date was this past Saturday, and we were blessed with beautiful skies of broken drifting clouds... if we didn’t like the sky, just wait a few minutes, and that cloud formation would be replaced or that patch of sun would move, right where we want it. Good things take time, sometimes years and sometimes minutes.
I want to thank Jamie and Joe for choosing me as their photographer. It is an honor and an absolute pleasure to work with you! Thanks for hanging in there in the blustery cold winds too! Thank you to your cousin Tony for bringing out his amazing car and letting me put the two of you on the hood... with boots on! And Heather... with a nasty cold, in the cold, holding a softbox that just wanted to take off like a kite all day. I couldn’t do it without you.
Jamie and Joe... Enjoy your sneak peeks, I can’t wait for August! See you then!