It was 7:08 and Kim texted me to say she was on her way over to pick me up. I scrambled to grab my camera and throw a headband on to tame my unruly morning hair. We had decided a few days prior to get up early on Labor Day to stroll Charleston’s beautiful streets and recharge our creative minds by stepping out of our normal everyday lives, I as a wedding and family photographer and Kim as a life coach.
Early morning before people emerged before the stores opened their doors and before the sun became strong was the perfect time for us. We grabbed our coffees at Vintage Coffee Shop in Mount Pleasant before we descended on the historic city.
Let’s do it again Kim!
I think my favorite part about my career is actually meeting people. I have met so many wonderful people in my life and have been very fortunate and honored to capture their memories for them. From the happiest of times to some sad tales, from weddings, births, multi-generational shoots to food. It has all been rewarding for me. This particular family is one of those families for me that I’ll remember. We had some trouble scheduling a time to have the session, a lot of back and forth. We finally settled on a time to meet. Their daughter was super cute and so were they. We choose downtown Charleston as our backdrop and let the morning unfold. I always begin photographing the session with what I call rough shots, throw aways or what have you, because I always find it relieves some pressure about being in front of the camera and allows for the family to relax and get to know me as a person. The result is that the best come from the end of the shoot right before its time to end.
Thank you again!
Sister- A girl or woman who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, specifically…
We met over 13 years ago as a bunch of 20 year old girls trying to make our way through The University of Vermont in Burlington. I still do not understand what drove me to join a sorority and I definitely don’t question it. I made so many fantastic friends along the way…some of the friends do stand up to the ever-cliche term for sorority girls…they are my sisters.
I am lucky enough to live a short distance away from some of these “sisters” in particular…so close in fact that we have the opportunity to get together often and relish in our memories of our youth.
I am in awe that we are of the ages we are now. We now have husbands instead of boyfriends and our children have joined our “first-borns” … our ever loved pets.
I consider it an honor to be able to document my friend’s lives and capture memories that we will be able to share in the next 13 years. Memories that we will always be able to look back on.