Megan and Jeff are engaged and I had the pleasure of shooting their engagement photos on Sunday! I was really excited when I arrived, to see that Megan had brought her son Tanner for a couple shots—what a ham (at least when he had the camera to himself)! He wasn’t too thrilled about sitting still and smiling with Megan and Jeff, but we managed to sneak him into one or two shots. Megan and Jeff, however are wonderful together in front of the camera! Megan warned me that they both despise getting their picture taken, and I simply told them “no problem—just love on each other and I’ll stand back and document”. They were great! Sometimes I think that people who are a little intimidated of the camera, often shine the most because there is a real vulnerability there. Megan and Jeff were very “honest” subjects, and I think that the sweetness shows through in these images…
One of the things I noticed about Megan when I first met her, was how cool her shoes were—I still remember them, they were yellow and white 1940’s looking heels. Low and behold, she showed up in another pair of super cute shoes on Sunday…. I love this girl’s style!
Isn’t Tanner adorable! He’s like a little rock star!
So here is a perfect example of “honest” subjects. This shot below wasn’t and “honest” depiction of Megan and Jeff. However, I thought it would be really cool to take Megan and Jeff’s photo in front of these rad looking skaters…. what was I thinking??!! I guess sometimes I try a little too hard to think outside the box, and while this might have been a cool concept, it just didn’t work and ended up being a really funny, awkward moment. The shot actually grew on me simply because it was so awkward! Look at Megan’s hand…. She’s like ” what the heck is Julie doing and what the heck are we supposed to do?” And the skaters, although totally good sports were really confused by my “brilliant idea for an edgy Denver photograph”. Oh well… sometimes you’ve got to try!