My friend and fellow photographer (and fellow Michigander), Jessie, and I set out to have some fun a couple months ago. It was a weekday. It was nice out. What other excuse really do two photographers need to go out an get some time in doing what we both love? We set out to Suffolk, VA to scope out some new possible locations. After wandering around for awhile, we stumbled upon a cemetery. Gorgeous mature trees, pretty shade and pathways. We didn’t really want headstones in our images, so we used our creativity to make it appear we weren’t really at a cemetery. It was a fun challenge. From this came an idea to do a little series. Our mini-series was featured on the Hampton Roads Creative Community blog today, go check out the fun surprises! I won’t give away all the fun here, so definitely go get that blog post out.
Al + Emily are a real life couple who volunteered for us so we could make our mini-series happen. We could not have asked for a better set of volunteers!!!!! For reals. They were not shy in front of the camera. We didn’t even have to tell them to be cute, they were snuggle-bugs the entire time!!! We were supposed to shoot for 15-20 mins at each location, but as most of you photographers might know, we got a little carried away and ended up shooting for over 2 hours at a total of 3 locations. Opps! When you love what you are doing, you just can’t stop! Especially when you have an adorable couple in front of your lens.