Well you may have noticed some new photographs of me floating around the website. And I’m really excited to share some more of them with you. In January, I was talking with a good friend of mine (Jeff Dachowski) about how Steven and I would really love to have an amazing portrait of the two of us.
There is something to be said for having a professional create your portrait (yes, even professional photographers go to other professional photographers for portraits). By not doing it yourself, you can actually relax and enjoy the whole experience. Jeff made sure we looked good, and did all the work. And I love the natural expressions of our relationship that he captured.
Our portrait session took place in Phoenix during January’s Imaging USA convention. In fact, it was the evening of the awards ceremony where I was recognized for being Photographer of the Year. My friend Jeff and his wife both received Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America that evening too! So, all in all, it was a very fun time.
Oh, and I have to tell you. My hair is NEVER curly like this. I didn’t even know it was possible! But, thanks to another photographer friend of mine (Thanks Andrea!), my hair stayed curly and wavy all night long. Very impressive.
I absolutely love this image (yes, I’m excited about these, can you tell!):
This one is also gorgeous. Love the lighting fixtures in the hotel lobby (we’re overlooking it from that balcony).
And then finally, I asked Jeff if we could do one with us on the escalator. So, being the good sport he is, Jeff happily obliged!
This session was a blast, and I really enjoyed being the center of attention for once (yes, I am a photographer who doesn’t mind being in front of the camera every once in a while). I am so excited to find a place for these lovely images in our home. Thanks Jeff, Andrea, and other photographer friends who participated behind the scenes for our mini-session!