I love my job. I really really do.
But sometimes it's 85 degrees with so much humidity that you could drink the water out of the air. And sometimes you step into a GIANT HOLE IN THE GROUND. People, I'm talking this hole was the size of my thigh and when I stepped backwards into it, I fell until I was sitting on the ground with one leg in the hole. I knew that hole had to have belonged to some very large animal (probably with really sharp teeth and claws), and I've never been so grateful to have not had my foot bitten off by said probable large animal. 10 minutes into the session, and I could have been a gone-er!
Dramatics aside, I actually still love my job. And all of the unique challenges it presents. I dug my leg back out of the hole, I dusted off my poor camera which had banged into the ground when I fell and had a nice layer of dirt on the outside of the body, and kept going. Perseverance at its finest. ;) Haha! Despite the events that occurred, Bethany and Tyler's session was gorgeous! Okay, it was really hot, and I was sweating like crazy. But we found little pockets of perfect light, and those shots are my favorite! Bethany literally looks like a model, and I hope I was able to capture Bethany and Tyler's love in a way that's true to them. Bethany and Tyler's love is so sweet. I love the obvious way that Tyler loves Bethany. And I can't wait to photograph their wedding in just a couple of weeks! Summer weddings, y'all, that's my favorite!
Sessions with me aren't perfect. I'm clumsy and trip all the time (okay the hole wasn't my fault though), it's usually hot, we're often fighting off bugs.. but if we can get through all of that and have some gorgeous images, then I feel like I'm doing things right. And that's what keeps me loving my job, Really really loving it.
Bethany and Tyler are huge Preds fans (like real fans before they were in the Stanley Cup playoffs). To remember this super exciting year for hockey in Nashville, Bethany and Tyler wanted a few pictures of them in their jerseys!