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!