As much as I love photographing a whole variety of things, it is days like today when I find myself surprised by my love of photographing people. That may sound strange, but until a year ago, my primary focus was really everything but people. Now? Now I can’t walk through certain places without thinking about how I wish that I had a bride, a couple, a senior, a toddler — whatever — there to photograph. Today while we were out photograping Anna & Jon, as soon as I saw this swirly rock formation outcrop, I HAD to get this photo. This was *exactly* the image I had in my mind, although the curl that fell into her face was an added bonus. The light, the colors, the wall… it all came together into an amazing moment of harmony.
On top of that, I learned a new appreciation for shooting with my 70-200mm lens – the long one that looks like something a sports photographer would use? Yeah, pretty darn sweet for getting up close without getting right on top of the couple. Giving them space to relax while I fire away.
All in all, a good day. I have lots of other photos, but this was THE shot for me for the day. I’m saving the rest to edit later.
It just surprises me every time it happens. I love, love, love photographing people, and I am grateful every day for the support of my family and the opportunity to capture something so special.