Since I can’t make myself sit down and blog every single thing I shoot, I thought this would be a good compromise. I still have a few more shoots I have to do before I can relax but I figured I would share 20 of my favorite images from the year so far. No particular order, they were just ones I smiled at or thought were cool.
I photographed these guys a few months ago but we decided to head back out for some photos that had a little less snow in them. We spent some time walking around Mount Vernon in downtown Baltimore, then popped over to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. It was a little chilly but the sun was out and the company was great. I’m really looking forward to their wedding in a few months.
Sometimes throughout the season, I get a wedding or two that I am constantly thinking about every day as it gets closer. This was the wedding that I did that with this year. I’m not sure if it was because it was my last big wedding of the year, or that it was in a completely new area, or that the potential was there for absolutely gorgeous images and I just needed to figure out how to make it all work on the day. We had only met Katie and Dan one time prior to this. We met at the beautiful St. Mary’s Parish in downtown Annapolis, discussed a few details, scoped out some areas, and then parted ways and planned to see each other again on the big day.
The most important part for me as a photographer (and this is true for many) is developing a bond with my clients. Sometimes I get to spend more time with some people and less with others, but I’ve never once felt like I didn’t click with a couple. However, Katie and Dan were one of those couples that I felt like I’ve known and been friends with for years. The logistics of the day were a little complicated and required some shuttling and finding parking in a crowded spot in downtown Annapolis on a Saturday which on a wedding day, you would think would be disastrous. To my pleasant surprise, we were never thrown off schedule once. The bridal party stayed cool and collected, the newlyweds never once let any kind of stress take over. We lost a credit card after snagging an all important and what seemed to be the only open parking spot in the dock area. I didn’t care, it was only a minor snag on what ended up being a perfect day.
Last week, the Baltimore area was slammed with a record breaking snowfall. The bad news is that my back felt like I laid down in the middle of the street and let cars run me over for 30 minutes. The good news is that everything was covered in snow. We had planned to shoot this in Baltimore city but everything looked pretty messy. There’s nothing worse than dirty city snow. I decided to just go to one of my regular spots that I knew would look really nice and be fairly easy to walk around. The day turned out to be really nice. It was in the mid 40’s which was a welcome change from the previous days when it was in the teens.