Jeremy and Elizabeth are such beautiful people. I grew up with Jeremy, spending so much time with his family. (I took pictures of his niece recently.) Jeremy’s always been like a brother to me growing up and I was so happy when him and Elizabeth started dating six years ago. They got engaged this year and are planning a wedding for summer of 2012. They contacted me about a month ago and wanted me to take some photos of them to celebrate their six year anniversary of being together.
We drove out into the country in Monroe area of North Carolina. Elizabeth had some friends that kindly let us shoot on their lovely piece of land. It was beautiful light and a glorious evening. We found some great texture, old cars, and some sweet lookin’ vines.
Joel and Laura Teel are close friends of mine. I’ve known Joel thirteen+ years and he’s always been a big brother and a dear, dear friend to me and my brother growing up. His character has always been very consistent in our friendship. We shared so much of our childhood and teen years together, that its fun to reminiscence together.
I had the privileged to be able to photograph Joel and Laura’s little girl, Leah Rose. She is a two and a half year old full of energy and life. I would also dare to say she one of the most beautiful little girls I’ve ever seen. Leah kept me on my toes for about an hour and a half, as I chased her with my camera through tall grass and woods at Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews, NC. She would not sit still, not even for a moment. She was always finding leaves, sticks, stones, and flowers to pick up. So adorable.
This was my first time photographing this age, and I was sore the next day from bending up and down and crawling on my hands and knees. I was also able to catch a few portraits of Joel and Laura.