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!