Then, Now, Tomorrow
In my first blog I shared how the name “Fig Leaf Photography” came to be. And now, as promised, here’s the first chapter of my photography journey, my very first session! It was a very special one actually. And now that I look back at my work in 2013, as I pat myself on the back heehee, I am motivated to keep going. I have learned so much about photography and have met some amazing artists! Both have helped me understand what kind of photographer I want to be. What better way to show how far I’ve come than to share some ‘then and now’ images. Enjoy!
Missed my first blog? No worries! You can check it out here.
Almost three years ago my brother-in-law announced he would be marrying the mother of his kids. I would be lying if I said half of my excitement was for the opportunity to capture that special moment in Javier & Alejandra’s lives. I would also be lying if I said that even before I asked, I had already imagined where I would need to stand to get the best shots, or that I didn’t already have a list of poses I wanted to try. So, as a gift to the bride and groom, I asked if I could be their photographer. She said yes! And so did he, of course.
And it turned out to be a very special moment. A civil ceremony with a small entourage of family as witnesses. The justice of the peace seemed truly honored to be performing the ceremony for all of the couples waiting. I was the only ‘photographer’ there and the judge helped me be in the right spots, pointing to where I should stand to get the exchanging of the vows, the first kiss, and even posing with the newlyweds afterward.
After the ceremony, we headed to Hermann Park, a very popular photo destination. Javier and Alejandra didn’t hesitate to try out any of the ideas I had. And the kids followed their lead! I admit, some of those poses were pretty common but we had fun anyway! They couldn’t have been a more perfect first client!
An updated family session is in the works! It’s going to be so fun to see how much the kids have grown in three years and I look forward to showing you!
I cannot even begin to express how much I loved this session. And every session since has been an opportunity to learn and grow as a photographer, each one as special as the last. This little stroll down memory lane has only gotten me more excited for what’s to come. And until then, have a peak of the rest of the images from this event.
Are you getting married? I am happy to quote civil ceremonies and small weddings upon request. Contact me today!