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meg & david–engaged

today is david’s birthday (thank you very much, facebook!), so i thought it would be a good time to write about their recent engagement session.

i was down in providence after amy & ben’s (yes, the lickers) wedding, and since m&d live there and are getting married there next may, it was convenient to schedule their session for the next day.  i’m *semi* familiar with a few places in providence, so i was able to suggest a spot…and i even suggested where we could meet.  oh, yeah…that’s right.  i know the cool/hip/happening indie coffee shop in providence.  (the coffee exchange on wickenden street.)

so…we met, i showed them my sample albums real quick-like…then we piled into my car to drive to the nearby location i’d chosen.  we got out of the car, and i looked around…readying myself to give them directions.  walked around the back of the car to get my camera and shooting bag.  shooting bag & lenses…check.  camera…camera?  bueller?  bueller?  um, are you kidding me?  no.  no, i was not kidding.  i had LEFT MY CAMERA BEHIND!  lucky for me, meg and david are AWESOME and just laughed right along with me at how not-awesome i am.  and also lucky for all of us…the friends i was staying with lived pretty close by.  after an unplanned detour to collect my camera (during which i discovered that they know and love ellis paul–mmmm, blacktop train is such a freaking good song), we were back in business.  and oh, what business it was!

i’d found a sort of neglected construction site…quiet and sleepy on a sunday afternoon.  i asked them, “how do you feel about trespassing?”  they laughed and said, “clearly you JUST met us.”  oh it was ON!

these two didn’t blink when i asked them to climb on piles of broken concrete and rebar…bounded enthusiastically into the CAT tractor/machine/thingy for a makeout session, and helpfully pointed out the bloated dead fish floating by the water…in case i hadn’t eaten dinner.

i can’t wait for may 16, either, meg!


sometimes you need the “mom” shot, or the “newspaper” shot.


i looooove this first one.  and do you SEE the setting they tromped around in for me?  how can i not love them?


this was just them…being cute.  walking to the spot i told them to stand.  but c’mon…so cute!


(don’t you think they should use a version of this one for their save the dates?  i dooooo!)

about this time they found dinner for me.  such thoughtful clients, these…


how beautiful is she?  MAN!

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jess19 November 2008 - 18:02

awesomeeeee. seriously everything–location, colors, pose, clients (they look fun). rockin’ shots!

gwyn19 November 2008 - 18:04

thanks! the best part is…i saw that underpass/construction site 2 mos ago and knew i wanted to shoot there…and it was even better than i thought it would be!

calla evans19 November 2008 - 18:12

LOVE IT!

Goddess Leonie I Creative Goddess20 November 2008 - 01:48

LOVE this shoot gwyn.
you ROCK IT CHICKA!

meg20 November 2008 - 10:01

we’ve been blogged!

so much fun. we don’t run around construction sites for just anyone, you know. everyone we know is still freaking out about how awesome these pics are… so, in short: you rule.

Jamie Delaine28 November 2008 - 18:03

These are adorable Gwyneth!

Amanda10 December 2008 - 15:44

those pictures are gorgeous! I love the ones under the bridge and the one with graffiti

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