Typically, when a client chooses us to be their photographer the next step is determining a location for their session. For every engagement and couple’s session, we always ask if there’s any place significant to the couple or any place they already had in mind [since, well, these are their pictures]. If not, then we go straight to the drawing board, brainstorm, Google search, typically steer away from places that are “photographer happy” and land on a location.
The result is a place we feel can give someone a truly unique product, and has led to us doing shoots anywhere from the Ralph Abernathy Tunnel on the Atlanta Beltline to the Norcross Tavern and our latest “love spot”, The Old Roswell Mill.
Now after seeing 3 other professional photographers there, we were pretty convinced that we weren’t going to be the first or last photographers to take pictures at the Old Mill, but as with every shoot, we were committed to capturing something awesome and different.
The other major challenge we were faced with was that natural light was fading fast. We had planned to do the shoot on a Tuesday afternoon, and much to our forgetfulness, didn’t account for Daylight Savings Time. As a result, we met an hour earlier, and came prepared with some handy dandy light stands [and a cute man to hold them for me].
Mike held umberllaed [yeap, I made up a word] flashes as I shot away pictures of the couple. As you can tell, while behind the scenes image making isn’t glamorous, it is a lot of hard work.
Then for our next trick, we got to take some pictures with the future Kearney’s puppy [as I like to call a 6-year-old Doberman], Colby. Like any dog in the woods, he was in his glory, and therefore, was not up for composed pictures. As a result, we all enjoyed a good laugh watching Colby pull Mike around from bush to bush, person to person, while we finished up the shoot [he’s such a good sport] along these weathered brick steps.