Chance and Demi have been one of my youngest wedding couples, but that doesn't mean a thing when it comes to preparedness. I've never seen a bride so diligent about truly wanting to create the best marriage of a lifetime. I have known Chance for a couple years and always knew he was such a gentlemen, hilarious and kind, too. When I first met Demi and her bubbling personality and enthusiasm, I was so excited. I just knew she would be great for him, but nothing compares to seeing the two of them together. They both constantly surprise one another and are both such thoughtful individuals, I think these are things a lot of couples forget about after they have been together for a while. Their engagement session and their wedding was such a blast to be a part of, I'm going to share a few images from each.
So this whole blogging this is not easy by any means, but it's certainly a fabulous way to share new work without constantly changing my portfolio tabs on here. Also, it's a great way to show clients, prospective clients, and friends, sneak peaks from their big day. I have had a wedding every single weekend, and although it is great, it makes me want to get the photos out there a lot quicker! Here are some Diptychs from two weddings, one at the Chesapeake Boathouse, and another on a farm. They were both such wonderful days, I'm so happy to have had the chance to take part in both of these awesome couples lives.
Aside from differentiating from the stale poses people get from studios, you also will say goodbye to stale smiles. :P I love photographing senior pictures because I love talking to seniors about what their life plans are after high school, whether it is college, a career, or travel. Maybe this is my way of living vicariously through them since that stage of my life is behind me, but either way, I really like getting to know a student and taking on the role of capturing them in an hour. I've come to a place where I please parents and students alike with traditional portraits, but in non-cheesy settings and scenarios. If you're looking for affordable awesome senior pictures, just contact me on my forum on here. Senior prices are as follows:
At first I was going through a slew of engagement sessions with the idea that each would have their own blog post, Although that is certainly the direction I am heading, to not completely take over my blog I've decided to combine them in this blog. I have to say, each session brings such a new light to my fire. When it comes down to it, I never run the risk of two engagement sessions ever looking the same because the people are so different, the relationships so fine-tuned, each love is so unique. I've had couples bring signs, balloons, chalk boards, iPads, books, letters, bibles, chairs, charms and jewelry and so many other things that just add their own touch to each session. I recently had a couple wear their scrubs (how awesome is that?!) because they are both going into nursing. My point is, it means so much to me to create something timeless and forever special to each of these couples. It means even more to me to see the progression of their love from the time I meet them, to their engagement session, to their wedding day (and sometimes 1 year anniversaries). The transformation and growth is so beautiful, I swear it is my favorite part of my job.
Sarah and Ryan
Katie and Grahm
Jennifer and Ryan
Virginia and Justin
Demi and Chance
Kristin came to me for head shots before she moved out of state to jump start a modeling and acting career. She is absolutely gorgeous, and has the most wonderful variety in looks. Her color choice and outfits were fun to play with, and I'm so glad she came to me for her session.
Maybe it is due to the fact I am 21, and most of my jobs tend to be related to couples or special interest (horses or dancers) but people often forget I shoot families, too. :) With my camera, of course.
Here are a couple recent family sessions that I had a lot of fun working with. The big thing in photography now is that lifestyle feel to your images. Rather than poses, interactions. I tried to incorporate that a bit with one family as they walked their dog together, and I really enjoyed the results! Family sessions start at $150.00, and then you ad $10.00 per family member. :) Pets are FREE (and encouraged).
Lety and Jason's wedding this summer was one of the most memorable weddings to date. I met the couple over a year ago for their engagement session, and when I met them they seemed fairly quiet. They (rather quickly) showed me otherwise!
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer, is that I get to almost become a part of the immediate family. It always starts simply because I follow the bride everywhere, even during the sweet words exchanged with their mothers or family before hand. Somewhere in the process of the day, I become something more than a follower. This exchange happens where they talk to me and engage with me and share with me, and it blows me away the things they share.
This couple has been through so much together and Jason has always been such a loving and caring staple as a friend, then a boyfriend, then a fiance, as a spouse, and now truly as a father. Watching the entire family interact, counting their exchange student from Germany, there was truly nothing but Love.
Valerie Sebestyen is a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Edmond, Oklahoma. For inquiries you may contact at 405-226-1042 or firstname.lastname@example.org