I am really excited to share these images and also a bit wistful, because this was our last engagement session for 2011 – unless someone calls with a super last minute booking in the next week or so. What am I going to fill the rest of the winter and spring up with on the blog? I tend to hoard our autumn e-sessions, because when it’s bleak and freezing and we are marching into what feels like the seventh month of winter, I know I can post something colorful and beautiful. But those are my own selfish reasons, and I know Jackie is waiting. And these images are some of our favorites of the year, so let’s get on with it!
Jackie and Chris were an unexpected booking for us. They are originally from Oklahoma and have settled in Grosse Pointe while Chris completes his residency. Jackie is an SEO guru and works part-time as Zooey Deschanel’s stand-in on the hit sitcom New Girl. Okay, perhaps I made the last point up. OR DID I?!?! I think the resemblance is quite strong. (Are you guys watching that show? Andy and I really like it.)
Jackie is pretty awesome. She’s geeky and she’s a book lover, and she also does something else that’s incredible. She has a “Pin-did” board on Pinterest. Meaning, rather than the rest of us, who just use Pinterest to keep track of really cool ideas we never actually get around to doing, Jackie does them, and then reports about how it went. A Zooey Deschanel look-alike who actually makes the stuff you see on Pinterest. I know she sounds like a mythical creature, but she’s real. I have the photos to prove it. And Chris, well, while he doesn’t craft quite as awesomely*, he is a doctor. So not a total underachiever either. :)
*Andy says this is not a fair statement, Chris may craft just as well, but perhaps does not do so publicly. Perhaps he is a virtuoso at crafting snowflakes out of gauze. I do not know.
We shot this session over a period of two days – due to everyone’s schedules we were only able to carve out a time to meet when the sun was about to set . Chris and Jackie elected to do an enhanced e-session with an album, and we ended up with a ton of images. It was really hard to decide what to blog because these two were just naturals. I really want to photograph their wedding. Whoever they hire in Oklahoma for their wedding will find they have a very effortless job. These two are delightful.
Jackie and Chris – thanks for working with us, we had a wonderful time! We hope you guys will be sticking around here for awhile. :)
To get photo-nerdy for a second, I wanted to mention to our photographer friends that we got the new Canon 100mm L Macro lens right around when this session was shot. (I think Lauren & Corey’s session, blogged previously was the first time we used it.) We are in love with this lens. We had the old 100mm and I was kind of ambivalent about getting the new version. The old 100 is pretty finicky and can be slow to focus, but it is a tack sharp, beautiful lens. But the focus is so aggravating that we rarely bring it out for portraits and instead use the 135L. But the new 100 is a glorious portrait lens. It it noticeably faster at focusing and ridiculously sharp. And it has I.S. My poor 135L is now feeling a bit neglected. So if you are wondering if you should upgrade, the answer is YES.