My high and lofty goal is to eventually input some older favorite sessions into this blog. So, hopefully this will not be a one time thing, but I start out by introducing you to the Lawson family. I met Whitney for the first time a few years back when I photographed her wedding. At the time, my brother was dating her cousin and he referred her to me. Well, since then my brother and her cousin have married (which pretty much makes Whitney and I related) and I count Whitney as a rare “kindred spirit” friend. When the Lawson’s showed up for their session with flowers in their hair, I couldn’t start shooting fast enough. Unfortunately, the Lawson’s, fielded by the US Navy have moved to Florida, but I am thankful to have made two years of memories with this beautiful family.
This is the second time I have had the fortune to work with this adorable little clan, and it was so much fun! After realizing our shared Coast Guard connection, we had a great time talking and walking around downtown Elizabeth City. Skip, Robin, and their fun little girl, Abby, were great models and even better company. One of my all-time favorite images came from this session. See if you can guess which one it is! A BIG HUMONGO thanks to the Zinsmeister family for the privilege of spending the evening sharing their love and laughter with me.
THIS girl…..where do I even begin to put into words what a gem she is. Let’s see, first of all she is a rare find. A godly young woman who has sought the Lord and His will for her life and marriage. Secondly, her personality is a mash up of quirk, spunkiness, classy, and country all mixed together into a big heaping plate of awesomeness. Thirdly, she’s just drop. dead. gorgeous. When Jane called me and asked about doing her bridal portraits, I thought about it for about 1 second before saying “YES!”. As soon as I saw her in her simple sheath, I knew that our session was going to be unforgettable.
We took these pictures at Jane’s parents home. They live on an incredible piece of land that juts out like a little peninsula into the Pasquotank River. The sun was just setting and the magnificent horses were groomed to perfecting, making this session one that will go down as a favorite for years to come. We started out in the living room in her immaculately curated home, before taking the show into the yard to play with the horses. As the sun sank behind the tree line, we waked onto the dock for a last few minutes of shooting in that golden moment that exists just between sunset and twilight.
Jane, thank you so much for being not only a breeze in front of the camera, but for being a role model to girls everywhere of what it looks like to seek after the heart of God and to trust Him to bring your dreams to fruition. I am so proud of the beautiful woman you are and of the helpmeet that I know you are going to be to your husband. Congratulations!!