Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Like Mother...Like Daughter


Once again I get the pleasure to write about a client relationship that has span not only years but centuries.  It started with me photographing the mother's wedding (Diana Holiday) more than 10-15 years ago then later in 2008 when she contracted me to photograph her daughter's (Erin) senior portraits.  Recently, I got the called to cover Erin's wedding and it was at that moment I realized that I was not just another professional photographer, but I was part of their family.

I was delighted to see that the young teenager I'd photographed years ago had now grown into a young woman and was becoming the wife to the man of her choice. It's moments like this in my career that started back in 1969 when I decided to become a photographer that speaks to the heart and the reasoning why I love the art of photography.  One could say that photography is ageless in content and perpetual in personal relationships.

Over the years I have maintained complete control over the images I've taken of my clients and so to add a little nostalgia to this blog I went into my archives to see what I could find on Erin. I figured I would drop in a few images of her senior session to tie this posting all together.  (If I had to I do believe that I could just about name ever (almost) client that I've photographed.  It gets to be that personal when you really connect with your subject).  When I began photographing Erin the day of her wedding it was if I was photographing her the day after her senior session, except...  Now she was transformed into a beautiful bride!

Congratulations Erin and Donald.  It was awesome seeing you again, Erin and Diana, and a pleasure covering your special day.

Enjoy!

Willie

 
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Erin's Senior Portrait Session - April 7, 2008























 












 






 
 
 
 





Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Angel In Disguise

One of the nice things about being a professional photographer and having three daughters is that if you need a good looking model in a pinch they have the friends that can fill the bill. I was feeling the boredom from months of frigid temperatures, an ice storm, and even an earthquake in the Augusta area, so when the first week of warm weather arrived I was ready to shoot something! 

Months ago my middle daughter had introduced me to her co-worker Angel Adams, but the bad weather prevented us from having that first session.  Then she called me unexpectedly one day and said she was available for our first shoot.  I have to admire Angel's willingness to make herself available because not only is she a working mom but she lives a 45 minutes drive away. 

The day of the shoot was a little unnerving for Angel because initially she got lost on the way to our shooting location, she'd never model before, and we'd never met in person (we'd only spoken on the phone).  Once I settled her down and we started shooting at our first location the session progressed with ease and some nice images were created within an hour.  I want to commend Angel for volunteering to tackling a modeling experience that hopefully she won't forget because our time together turned out to be a big success on her first attempt.

Angel, we've got to do this again.

Enjoy!
Willie

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