11 + 1 Challenge
Katie and Thomas booked my wedding photography services well over a year in advance.
While thinking about their venue -- the Winery at Bull Run, where I had previously photographed a beautiful engagement session -- I had a crazy idea for a new photography project.
What if I were to do a series of small engagement sessions with Katie and Thomas, once a month for a year, until their wedding day?
The 11 sessions would all be in exactly the same place at the Winery, at approximately the same time of day, one month apart. Each month there would be a new portrait idea, and all of the photographs that session would be directed to achieve that idea. The series would end with a final portrait on their wedding day taken at the same spot.
I wasn't sure if the idea would work, but I liked the challenge, so I pitched it to Katie and Thomas nonetheless. They loved it!
Here's the first portrait of the series, entitled "Katie and Thomas: July 2015."
I love the wonderful fun in this photograph. I love how Katie and Thomas seem to be floating on air. I love how they're holding hands. I love their happy smiles.
I can hardly wait for the August session!
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