Though I'm a photographer, I'm extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera. So when Mr. and Mrs. Fisher came to the session seemingly unsure the experience, which was gifted to them by their daughter, I totally understood. However, it was a true joy watching these people transform from the slightly conservative smiles to genuine laughs as they enjoyed the process more and more. I could tell they were beginning to enjoy and tap into the non-superficial part of taking pictures: that it's a process of documenting a person's being. And lovely, witty, sweet, and genuine people they were! I was glad I could capture this about them in our session, and I'm appreciative of being able to be their photographer.
Matt was such a joy to shoot! His kindness exudes from him behind and in front of the camera, and he's clearly got a chill, low-maintenance way of doing things. Coming to the shoot in a casual shirt and jeans, we basically enjoyed a nice fall day and a little bit of jazz trumpet. Not a bad way to spend a day at all.
Shooting Michael was the first time I met him, and I was instantly delighted by his cheerful demeanor. He's a genuinely sweet person, and this shines through in his smile and his pictures. Also, it was pretty nice enjoying some beautiful piano playing while I scrambled around him trying to find the perfect lighting.
There is no one on this earth feistier, sassier, and basically as awesome as Bee. She gives off a vibe of confidence that made me realize I was about to learn a lot about taking good pictures from shooting her, and she delivered for every shot. Gracious and funny, I had a good time getting to know her and the beautiful Glenn Gould School through our session. Also, no one nails off-beats quite like Bee does on her bassoon. Just for the record.
Everyone needs someone like Kelton in their life. It was a pleasure running around Charleston, SC on a beautiful afternoon soaking in the sun and Kelton's positive vibes. He is never without a glowing smile, unless he's trying out his serious face for photos, and he went into the shoot like he does everything else: all in and having a blast.
*shot with my old Canon T2i Rebel, before upgrading to my Canon EOS 6D.