Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kathy & Jason - A Maryland Engagement Session 4-14-12

Happy Friday!

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph two people who truly belong together.
Have you ever met a couple that give off nothing but a feel-good positive vibe the entire time you are around them?
...Meet Kathy and Jason.

Kathy's family and my family go way back to our fathers in the days of Boy Scouts and my sister is good friends with her sister, but I had never met Kathy prior to discussing photographing her wedding day. When we first met, her and Jason walked through the door gazing at each other and I could tell both of them shared a deep and special love for each other. I felt their good vibes instantly and I immediately wanted to shoot their wedding! We met for an hour, went over some details, got to know each other a bit and when they left I was really crossing my fingers that I wold be chosen to shoot their wedding. I felt as if I had made new friends and I was super excited to hear a week or so later that I would be documenting their special day.

For their engagement shoot, Kathy and Jason wanted to shoot where they live right outside of Baltimore, Maryland in a town called Owings Mills. Hmmm...that sounded familiar? Turns out it is the same town my girlfriend Jessica lived before moving to Pennsylvania two years ago. I decided to ask her to come along since I have been tutoring her with a dslr the last couple months. She provided some fantastic company, navigation, assistance and shots!  She shot with a long lens (she chose to shoot a little of out of the spotlight) and turned out some solid shots. I was quite impressed and some of her work is included below. Nice work Jessica and thanks again!

We started off at a park "Soldiers Delight" just moments from their apartment and then headed into Fell's Point about an outfit change and a half hour away. I didn't mind driving the distance to a location that is close to their lives and hearts. You will see in a featured shot below the spot where Jason proposed.

We made a day of it and really had a good time! I don't think I've ever fired off that many shots in an engagement shoot but they had great chemistry and were quite comfortable in front of the camera. Afterwards they treated us to dinner before our ride back. Very much appreciated and we thank you again!

Kathy and Jason, thanks again for a FUN day with you lovebirds...
I look forward to seeing you in July for your big day!

On with some pics...

A very cute moment in the following shot, captured by Jessica...

~Stay Classy Lovebirds

1 comment:

  1. My cousin (kind of) Kathy! Beautiful pictues, feels personal. Good job on capturing the love of the happy couple.