Rush jobs never end well. But, with friends in low places, sorry Brooks to borrow, I think this shoot ended fairly well. Just know the description of the shoot is no reflection on the people, just the timing.
In the photography realm there are too many websites, too many professionals, and too many other photographers to contend with. Are you photos on this site or that site? Are you a member of this Facebook group or that Facebook group? So many things to consider when being online. I never wanted to be pigeon holed because I am a guy and I have a camera (pretty expensive equipment I might add).
In the midst of 2016, in my back and forth about being a photographer, I was commissioned to perform one last wedding. This time, it would be between the former Miss Devon Rolle and Mr. Paul Mayton. Now, there is always the one thing that attracts a photographer to take on specific jobs and this one had four of them; Mary Nissel-Rolle, Scott Rolle, Paul Mayton, and Devon Rolle.
I met Matt and Kimberly from their wedding approximately 4 years ago. While I didn’t truly meet them, I actually was a second shooter at their wedding. They did all the decorating themselves for their wedding and made everything picture perfect. They had a table at their wedding for SSgt. Charles Cartwright, which sealed my suspicions about these two being the real deal.
Sometime in 2016, I lost my interest in photography. Taking photographs, processing photographs, or anything to do with photography in general. I am not sure if there is a deeper meaning to this back and forth, but nevertheless, I continue to take photos. I asked a single pregnant mother if she would allow me to take photos of her and her daughter. I think at first she was reluctant, but whatever changed her mind, I am glad she chose me.
Well, 2016 provided some ups and downs for many of us. I had a business, then I didn’t have one and then I kind of kept photographing because, well, I do love to take photos. So, the first shoot of 2017 is the man about town and his dog “Uzi”. Also, his parents came in to town as well. Hayden asked me to take a few shots of him, his dog and his parents as they were visiting for the weekend from Pennsylvania.