Post by David – It’s pretty rare that we actually meet with a client before they book us. More often than not the first time we see them is on the wedding day or at their engagement session. A lot of our photographer friends think this is crazy because they meet with nearly every client before they get booked. They ask us how this is possible and why this is. Shradha and Kanal are a prime example. They live in Dubai. Like a lot of our clients they don’t live here in Chicago, and the session (celebrating their 2nd anniversary) took place in southern Indiana on IU campus in Bloomington.
Let me say that Shradha and Kanal were beyond generous with us. Through our back and forth emails she asked us if there was anything we wanted from Dubai. Not everyone knows this but we collect Starbucks Mugs. The ones with the names of the city on them. We have a whole collection of them in fact. So that’s what we asked for. We now have an amazing United Arab Emirates mug. It has camels on it. Beyond cool, I know. They also brought us a box of Chocolates that were some of the best we’ve ever had. We rationed those things out like MRE’s after the world had ended. 12 chocolates lasted us nearly a month. I think that’s a record.
I wish we could have rationed these two out as well. Maybe a session a week. We couldn’t get enough of them, their laughing and Shradha’s fabulous accent. I’m a sucker for accents. Always have been. We were sad to see them go but editing their photos brings back so many wonderful memories of the day we spent with them. Who knows, maybe when we go to Dubai some day (and yes we do hope to go there sometime) we’ll see them again.
Okay so these plants you see all around them were downright bizarre. I believe they were cotton plants but it felt like I was in some sort of fairytale location and we must have taken hundreds of photos at this one spot. This was our favorite. Who knows if it will ever be there again.
This photo brings back so many memories of Molly and Neal’s engagement session way WAY back in 2008. 🙂
So while Cathy was taking the above photo I was being ridiculous with the two of them, making them make all sorts of different facial expressions from jubilant to pensive. This was terrified. Thanks for playing along guys.
As the sun went down they ran inside Urban Outfitters for a quick outfit change. Shradha’s flower reminded me of our friend Brianne who does these AMAZING flower pieces. 🙂 You should check them out.
No joke, the ‘off-camera flash’ for this was my iPhone. Worked out pretty well didn’t it? 🙂
Thanks so much you two for being so generous and for running around all over campus with us. It was such a beautiful day and you guys made it all the more brighter. We wish we had been a part of your wedding but we feel honored to have been there to capture your two years together!
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