Jeff has damn near 100 first cousins. Yup. You read that right. ONE HUNDRED FIRST COUSINS. (technically, I think it’s 97, but you get the gist) One of those cousins, his wife, and thier three kiddos moved to Columbus the same time that we did last year, down to a matter of days difference. Since then, Matt and I have talked about getting together to shoot, and as we’ve been tossing around date ideas, nothing had ever stuck.
So when he called me a couple weeks ago, on I think a Monday, and asked if I wanted to go shoot a wedding with him the following Thursday, which I happened to have open, I was down. I grabbed the closest pen, scribbled it into my planner (seriously, I’d be so lost without that book), and didn’t asked any more questions. Matt told me he’d pick me up at two, and that worked for me.
Day of, he picked me up, and as we drove I was asking Matt the various questions I’d ask anyone I was second shooting for, Are they planning on doing a first look? What about a shot list? Do you know what family portraits are important?
To which he responded with one of the two following answers :: “Dunno”, or, “Not Sure”. Finally I went with, “So tell me what you know about the wedding. The answer? The address, and the start time.
We got to the park in which the wedding took place, and it blew my mind with how gorgeous it was, the only question I had for Matt at that point was “how open to portraits are they?”
Thankfully, they were down.
We got to play with the light and come up with some awesome portraits.