My favorite part about this session was the fact that the bride is a photographer herself. Sometimes I am self-conscious about my techniques for checking lighting (hand turning in the air) and my requests for my clients to stand, crouch or lay just so. I always feel the need to explain my actions, but with another photographer, they understand. They smile and nod and explain to their spouse exactly why I do the quirky things I do.
They are also parents, which made my wrecked car strewn with sippy cups, random packages of Nutri-Grain Bars, and somewhat sticky toys much less of an embarrassment. During a break for outfit changes, we grabbed coffee and the Bodega Bean in downtown Belton and talked about the wedding and military life. Altogether, it was a relaxing session with an amazing, very laid-back couple, and at the end of it I was more excited than ever to be a part of their big day. Congratulations, Nick and Jenn, for being the very first ASP winners and for your upcoming wedding!