We really enjoyed ourselves the whole shoot…great weather, pretty flowers, a crazy dog, crunchy leaves, a cozy blanket…..but something great happened at the tail end of our time with Liz and Max.
The sun had set and the remaining light was quickly fading…so much that I had to shoot wide open with a low shutter speed AND crank up my ISO (sorry for the tech talk for those who don’t care 🙂 ). It started with this idea of having Max chase Liz as she held the blanket they had brought above her head. It sounds a little silly…and I’m certain they felt silly….but I had the image above in my head and really wanted to try to create it. It was Geoff who actually pulled off the shot that I was wanting in the end.
Anyway, after I made them run and run and run and run…we had approximately zero light and they were exhausted. As I snapped away and watched Liz and Max interact, I began to feel something wonderful welling up in me. I felt joy. I felt love. I felt contentment and confidence in doing this work that we do. And man, did I feel grateful. I am SO grateful that we are entrusted to capture these once in a lifetime times in a couple’s life together. This job….it’s remarkable.