Posted By: Ali Anderson
It’s been awhile since I kissed a frog, so my memory could be a little sketchy here. The last one I kissed turned out to be a 6’3” guy of Swedish decent wearing cargo pants and a Phillies hat. He was holding a sparkly ring, so I figured that must be a good sign. I’m fairly certain that most of us (except a lucky few), have to kiss a few frogs before we find the winning amphibian. When you lay a big smooch on the right one though, you can’t help but hop off into the sunset as quickly as possible…in search of a photographer.
After having gone through the effort of all that frog research, you want more than anything for your dearest friends and family to see how blissfully happy you feel. That used to mean you found the closest JC Penny and walked out with a cheesy shot for the local newspaper. Today, thankfully, it means so much more.
Let’s take a moment and really think about what this means. It means as a civilization we should collectively pat ourselves on the back for elevating engagement photography to the moments you proudly dedicate wall and shelf space to. It means that photographers and brides could potentially join forces to save the United States Post Office from demise with the demand for delivery of those artful “Save the Date” cards. It means you can actually tell a couple to “get a room!” during an engagement shoot and it just makes them snuggle and laugh even more.
Sometimes when you’re photographing a couple, it’s like you’re Martin Scorsese and you’ve just yelled, “Cut!” on the most passionate scene of the film…except the actors didn’t hear you.
Or maybe they ignored me and this is just what inseparable looks like.
So now that I’ve spilled the images, it’s time to confess: I flagrantly cheated on this week’s SOAR! photography assignment. And I couldn’t have been happier to do so. See, it’s not every day Me Ra Koh pops into town for a CONFIDENCE workshop and asks you to tag along on some mini-sessions. And it’s not every day a gorgeous, already-married couple shows up for their mini-session during the most glorious golden hour of a perfect October day in historic Georgetown. Cha-chiiiing.
I couldn’t help myself. With lens candy as yummy as these two lovebirds, how can you not max out your memory card?