Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Tommy's Girl" [Kathy & Tom Salley]

This portrait session of Kathy & Tom Salley started out as a request for me to create a wall size family portrait for their home.  Here is the image that was chosen for the final enlargement.  However, that's not the end to the story.

The Salleys
 During that session I created an impromptu photograph of Tommy (ex-pro race car driver) lifting Kathy in his arms as a celebratory salute.  Immediately when I created this image something inside of me knew what was the essence of their relationship.  Kathy was the center of his world...she was a "Tommy Girl".



It was also at that moment I wished I could have a "one-on-one" portrait session with them because I knew I could capture some truly romantic images of them together.  Much to my surprise Kathy called me within a few days of viewing the family portraits and requested that I come again and photograph just the two of them.  It was a great decision and opportunity for the three of us because they had a wonderful time posing and I created some awesome images of their love relationship.  Amazingly, it all started with him holding up the biggest prize of his life...Kathy.

Enjoy!
Willie
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Guess Kathy's Favorite Color?






















Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jennifer + Rusty's Love Story

This Love Story session posting is rather special to me in that I have enjoyed a unique relationship with Jennifer Evans from the first day I met her and over the subsequent years that I have seen her at least 3-4 times per week.  Jennifer supervises the community center where I spend lots of time in the fitness center.  

I don't know.  We just hit it off from day one and I've kinda kept up with her life and she has done the same with mine.  In fact, Jennifer was the first model I photographed when I relocated to Georgia.  I can remember jokingly telling her once:  "I'm gonna do your wedding" at which she replied, 'There's nobody special right now, but when I find him you'll be my photographer'.

Well, three years later her shining night in armor, Rusty Washington, arrived on the scene with his two adorable kids and an engagement ring.  (I guess I'm photographing a wedding!) Congratulations Jennifer and Rusty, and I can't think of another Christian couple who's future hasn't already been minted in heaven.  You guys look like the perfect family and I'm well aware of the special love between you.  See you at the altar!

Enjoy!
Willie

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