I'm new to blogging and don't know what took me so long to get started. I love photography and love love love talking about it. Friends tell me my face lights up, and it probably does because I know I light up inside.
Last week, I attended my first photography conference, and I can tell you that it won't be my last. Wow! Great photographers were there giving seminars like the famed Joe Buissink, Beverly Hills wedding photographer, Jay Goldman, Los Angeles photojournalistic wedding photographer, and Amber Holritz, Chattanooga Lifestyles photographer and others. They were so personable, warm, friendly, and open to sharing their craft and experiences with us. They gave us food for thought, sound advice, and crammed more knowledge into those three days than we ever could have gotten on our own. We all left inspired to stretch and create beyond anything we've ever done. It was amazing.
The last day we were there, I went on a shooting workshop with Kurt Gerber, Chicago photographer. A newly wed couple were our models. The best part for me was that they were non-traditional...no tux and no long gown. Don't get me wrong...I love the traditional stuff, but this was an opportunity to shoot something completely different. The bride wore a vintage dress, and the groom wore black jeans, a vest, a hat with a joker in the brim, and they wore matching black cowboy boots with a black bandana tied around the ankle. They were both beautiful and very much in love. A few of their images follow: