Last week I got quite the email that made me chuckle. It was from a lovely young lady explaining that she was turning 30 and would love to have a personalized lifestyle/anytime shoot with me. She exclaimed that she wanted to get this shoot done before she got any older and fatter. It wasn’t until the second email that I found out she was actually coming over from the United Kingdom! She was coming to North Carolina to visit with her parents for her birthday, then flying to New York at the end of the week and then back home to the UK.
We met up Wednesday afternoon in down town Winston Salem. She was, by no means, as old or “fat” as she had mentioned. She was an absolute delight and just as silly and fun to be around as her emails made her out to be. We chatted just like we were old friends and I had a lot of fun hanging out with her on our shoot. My dear friend Sterling came along to assist and it was like we were all playing dress-up and laughing as little girls. This is just one of the many reasons I love what I do. Not to mention being able to meet and connect with people from all around the world.
The sun is setting fast here in the evenings, so I was so excited that she was accommodating enough to meet back up Thursday evening to do the second part of our shoot before she headed up to New York. After the shoot, I met her mother whom was just as lovely. What an amazing family – so down to earth and fun.
Happy Birthday, Marie. You are beyond beautiful and full of life for 30 years young. Thank you so much for contacting me and giving me so much of your time while you were visiting NC. These photos can only reflect so much of the amazing person you are, so classy and a beautiful soul – but I hope I did them justice.
This was seriously the first photo I took of Marie. How classy does she look?!
Yummy evening sunlight.
She called this her “Va-Va-Voom Dress”. I think it’s the perfect name.
These were taken the following evening in a more classy gown. I loved the purple!
Does she not look like she’s right out of a fairytale?
I love it when a client will trust me as the photographer, even when they feel silly. I love these next two captures. I feel like it really shows the spirit of the lovely woman I got to know for just two short days.