August 3, 2018
On the blog tonight, you’ll meet Lauren and Jamie from my hometown in Alabama.
I’ve known both of them for many years, but had never really hung out to get to know them.
And that brings me to one of my favorite parts of photography. The people. Meeting people I’ve never met, digging deeper with people I’ve been associated with for years, and being involved in many of the most intimate moments of people’s lives. I love it. I love every moment of it.
In my current day job, I live a pretty routine life. I walk in, sit at the same desk, see the same faces, leave about the same time every day. Go home. Repeat again the next day. And you know what bothers me the most about that? I love people, so being tied to that desk all day long might as well be locking me in a jail cell. So, when that part of my life is over in the afternoons, and I get to step into the world of photography, something about me just comes alive. I live for those moments of connection with my clients.
In June, during sunflower mini sessions, when I met Kelton and Blair, I told them at the end of their session, “I don’t know if you know this or not, and this may not be what you signed up for, but we just became best friends.” Hahah! Thankfully, I think they were ok with it. 😉
So, it was for this reason, that what was an hour session for Lauren and Jamie turned into another hour of just standing around and catching up after their session. We talked work, kids, hometown news, and anything else we could fit in before we split ways to go about our day.
Throughout their session, Jamie and Lauren were both cool as a cucumber and up for anything. We ventured around historic downtown Thomasville and then over to a friend’s property where we finished up. The entire morning was so relaxed and just felt like hanging out with old friends. Just how I like it.
When I delivered the gallery, Lauren’s comment back was “These pictures are so dreamy!” And I tend to agree. I hope y’all think so, too.