Bryan and I had a quick trip this summer and these were three of my favorite shots from the trip. I used long exposures to catch these photos and look closely- there's a shooting star! While landscape photography is never a genre I would say I work in, I had a lot of fun taking these- I didn't take one picture of either of us. Oops.
My good friend, Jon, is not only a great photographer but he's practically Stephanie Mills Photography's one man advertising campaign/PR firm. He's helped me get this website done, helped me launch my side project Photos for Joe in honor of my brother, and does me the favor of suggesting my name to people looking for a photographer. Rewind a few months and Kathy, Jon's co-worker at Atlantis Technology (not to be confused with my awesome husband's Atlantis Pool Service) said she was looking for a wedding photographer. She lives in CA but planned her wedding long distance. Jon put the two of us in touch and we quickly became friends. Kathy even sent me an invitation to her wedding with a +1 and told me when my time taking pictures was done to just enjoy and have fun (which I did, to the tune of two desserts including an Its It. Don't know what that is? Imagine two oatmeal cookies stuffed with ice cream and then dipped in chocolate). Kathy and Devin embodied what a wedding should be-- low stress, full of smiles and over-the-top love. They married in Kathy's hometown church and then had the reception on a horse farm in Sudbury. The weather was perfect and as the sun sank lower in the sky, we did our formals and it was awesome. I wish Kathy and Devin a lifetime of happiness in their new hometown of Oakland!
Di and I have been friends since 1st grade. She had an awesome puff painted sweatshirt that I admired and a friendship was born. Di and I have the kind of friendship where you can go a few months without talking to and pick up right where you left off. She stopped by this morning for breakfast and the lighting was too much fun to pass up. Di has supported me in all things photography so far, and we've just added modeling to that list.
So, I've been reading a lot about photography...as in, it is possible I've read more in the past month than I've slept, ha ha! One thing I have read is that the problem with blogs and websites is that you only get to see a certain amount of photos, not the, literally, 108,000 other photos stored on a hard drive...this means there are lots of beautiful shots of people that go unseen. So I've decided to do Flashback Friday. I'm going to take a photo I've taken in the past few years and repost it. It will serve as a reminder of all the awesome, fun people (and puppies) I get to hang out with! Here's week 1!