Well I'm finally finished the post processing on Bethany and Devon's engagement shoot. It's a good thing, because the lack of sleep over the last few days is starting to get to me, but I can't help it. I tend to get obsessive when it comes to my children... I mean pictures.
But it's really like that to me. If I do my job well, each frame takes on a sort of life of it's own. It's a collaboration between the subjects, the location, and my own vision. When everything lines up perfectly, the result is much more than a snapshot or photo record. We have cell phone cameras for that. It becomes art, and I labor over each one as lovingly as if it were my child.
Working through these pictures was pure joy. I couldn't have had more beautiful models if I had hired them from an agency, and I hope that the love and respect that they have for each other shines through in these photographs. We explored Newport and Providence, and the beauty of the location, the couple, and the mood was inspiring.
I hope you enjoy the results half as much as I enjoyed creating them. A few of these may have to become canvases on my own wall.