|"We looked at your work on your page and we absolutely love it -- I especially liked what you said about working with a photographer that you are comfortable with. My partner and I could not agree more, seeing that we are a same sex couple. I have looked up a few photographers that we just would not be comfortable working with. So I guess I am writing this email to get a feeling for you? If that makes any sense? Thanks you for taking the time to read my email, I hope to hear back from you soon."|
When I first got this email, I was totally giddy.
It was my FIRST EVER lead for a same sex wedding -- I had been patiently waiting, hoping to be contacted to add one to my portfolio.
In the past, have taken many photos for my sister and her wife, but I hadn't yet been asked to shoot any weddings -- so I honestly had to contain my excitement long enough to write back and express my interest without looking TOO interested.
As a wedding photographer, I'm greatly inspired by love. I like to highlight and showcase the beauty that lives inside of ALL relationships, including those of the same sex. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so when I'm able to capture a photograph that defines the dynamic between two lovers -- I can only hope that it transcends all boundaries and resonates with the viewer in a way they will never forget.
This session was inspiring. (Cold, but inspiring!) We had planned on shooting in Franklin Square, but as the sun broke free from the clouds I quickly realized the shadows in that area were not going to be friendly. So I shot out a quick text and redirected our session up the street to the Inner Harbor. The light was gorgeous and if it wasn't so cold, I probably couldn't shot there forever! Unfortunately, after about 40 minutes the girls started developing slight "rudolph nose" and were visibly shaking -- so we called it a wrap!
Of course then I gave them my infamous 20 minute goodbye, since I love to talk so much! LOL! (Luckily they didn't mind!)
This wedding is going to be amazing -- I'm super excited!!!