Sometimes a client comes to you with the most outrageous idea for their engagement session that you can’t say no; that’s exactly what happened with Katelyn and Steve. We were connected through a friend and as soon as I found out that their wedding would take place at historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery, I knew I had to be a part of it. At our initial meeting we had already started brainstorming ideas for their engagement shoot which they also wanted at the cemetery.
They wanted something totally untraditional, so we started with the idea of a dis-topian take on Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic. They wanted to be holding what would be considered assault weapons – knives, axes, pitchforks, you get the idea – and then kill each other.
We just snowballed from there.
You should have heard my questions: “So do you want to be killing each other, or just one of you killing the other? Who wants to do the killing? How do you want to do it? Do you have a weapon preference?” I can only imagine what any eavesdroppers at that tiny Starbucks were thinking!
The day of our shoot Katelyn and Steve brought their game faces and got totally into it. Katelyn sizzled as the maniacal blonde-bombshell; Steve as the simple yet sinister all-American boy was spot-on. I’ve only included the small number of images which tell the story we wanted from the get-go; head over to my facebook page to see the outtakes that didn’t make the blog! I also included the Save-the-Date they created which ties in perfectly with their cemetery wedding which I cannot wait to photograph this Saturday. It’s times like these where clients and I are so in synch in our creative vision that we can work together to create something totally unique that makes me absolutely
Love. My. Job.