These two, I don’t even know where to start.
I know it’s not unusual when I blog to fawn all over how much I delight in my clients. But, the truth is, the people I get to meet and work with on a daily basis are really incredible people. Wedding photography is a very specialized field, but even more so when you’re not looking for a traditional wedding photographer but something different. My studio and photography style has been called photojournalistic, editorial, even lifestyle wedding photography. Although a photography style might be hard to pin down with a name, when you as a bride are looking for something that is extremely specific in a photographer, it becomes even more obviously when you find it. The bride looking tends to be someone very specific in her tastes and knows what she’s hoping to find.
I think this is a small reason I tend to LOVE my brides.
I often tell brides, “I’d love to sit down with you before we decide if my studio is a good fit for your wedding day.” Because the reality is that I know you and I might not be a perfect fit. You might think I’m a bit too sarcastic, drink way too much coffee, obsess over my kids and the books they’re reading or we might laugh for 3 hours and lose track of the time. I want to know if I click with each bride. If we aren’t a perfect fit there are so many rocking it out, amazing, wedding photographers out there, many of whom I’m friends with. I promise there is someone perfect for you. 😉 And, I probably have their phone number and can hook you guys up, whether you appreciate my coffee habits or not. 😉
I may not know exactly why I get so many fantastic clients but guys, I’m really blessed.
Nicole and Micah, these guys, this was a three hour coffee. I’m sitting down for a bridal meeting with them, chatting about their engagement session in a Starbucks in Jupiter, a little north of West Palm Beach. Only thing is, I’m pretty sure we didn’t even talk about weddings or photography for at least the first 2 hours. We talked about kids and families, morality, world politics. We talked books, vegan food, the love of hamburgers, social work and trying to be people who care and help others. We talked about homeschooling and why my husband and I made the choice to school our boys at home. We talked about the struggle of making choices that are best for our children rather than convenient. We talked about travel and ropes courses. Oh, then they ended our time with a gift of vegan chocolate donuts…. Vegan. Chocolate. Donuts.
Basically, if you don’t know Nicole and Micah, I would recommend you find a way to become their friends, today. Do it.
If you’re desperate to become their friends (as you should be), I recommend stalking Trader Joe’s. It’s where I always see Nicole, like the time she walked up as I was leaping over the counter trying to grab my soy ice cream out of the hand of a poor innocent cashier who didn’t realize how urgent the need for chocolate ice cream was and was mistakenly putting it in a bag. I do believe she learned a lesson that day, and will share the story of almost getting assaulted by some crazy woman who needed her ice cream and a spoon NOW, not in the car. And yes, Nicole walked up… well, actually I didn’t see her walk up, but I assume she walked up in the midst of that…..
Nicole and Micah’s engagement session was an adventure full of fun and laughter. We had three beautiful locations all in the Jupiter area, including the Jupiter Yacht Club. Amazing pink heals and yachts?? So very Palm Beach. I am also forever friends with their puppy who came along for the first location and completely stole the show….
Nicole and Micah, thank you for the beautiful day, and the pleasure of getting to know you two. Oh, and the vegan donuts. 😉
Everyone else, enjoy.