04 February 2010

Dingy Driving 101 - Colleen and Jason

carlie graced off the back of "reverence," camera in hand, into the boat, giving me the go-ahead to hit the throttle and pull away towards the horizon as the sun began to fall. i felt a little like james bond, motoring at the edge of the harbor; the chaotic industry of society behind me, and the unrestricted open ocean at the tip of my gaze.

as i began to drift off into my own macho-romantic fantasy, carlie began calling out orders to colleen and jason across the water, and... like a splash of cold water, woke me from my day dream.

although we typically divide the engagements and weddings on our calendar, with carlie & i taking on separate shoots since the restructuring of our studio and brand, carlie & i couldn't pass up this experience together.

colleen and jason had not only invited us to play a role in the telling of their story, by hiring us to photograph their wedding this spring, they also invited us onto their [forgive me, jason if i am wrong on the numbers] 58 foot sailboat named reverence, to shoot their engagement. and what started as a casual portrait shoot on board, quickly turned into a testing practice of my sea-legs and my ability not only to navigate a dingy, but to navigate a dingy as carlie shot from on board that dingy, capturing colleen and jason aboard reverence, from across the aquas gap. i immediately went from james bond, to steven spielberg, using motion to help capture the story of colleen and jason's engagement.

for the tequila, the music, and the company, colleen & jason, carlie & i thank you. we are thrilled to play even a small role during this part of your journey, but even more so, to get to know the two of you.

enjoy.the.story.
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15 comments:

  1. Ohhh, these are stunning! I love them!

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  2. What great images! Looks like such a fun shoot!

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  3. Ooooh! Love this session!

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  4. gorgeous...what a fun shoot!

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  5. "this pretty much rocks."- I think that sums it up.

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  6. Such a rad shoot! Love the black and white photos a ton. All of them are good!

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  7. Super glamorous shoot- love the sophistication and the colors.

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  8. 2nd to last totally reminds me of Titanic. And that makes me super jealous! Great job you two!

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  9. Awesome photo session!! Reminds me of a James Bond movie too! :)

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  10. These are awesome! They seriously look like images from GQ. I hope you have your land legs back again, I know I get woozy for ages after being on a boat.

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  11. Very cool! I don't see boat shoots often enough!

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  12. Love these- great work- wonderful scene! See you in Vegas!

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