In another life, I was a musician – a percussionist, to be exact. I had this superstition: if I had the urge to pee right as Maestro walked on stage, I was going to nail every flam, every cymbal crash, every trill. I swear, this anecdote pertains to Brandy & Ken and how much they love each other. When I didn’t need to pee, I always messed up. And normally, horribly.
Brandy & Ken are the photographers behind blumun photography. Let me repeat that.
Brandy & Ken are wedding photographers.
Do you know how nervewracking that is? Shooting other photographers? Very. It’s very nervewracking. Could I live up to their standards? Would my locations be good enough? How do I act with these people? Going into it, I felt like I was headed into an exam. Add to that, what was envisioned as a crisp Autumn morning shoot turned out to be a soggy Autumn morning shoot. And after being up all night working on who-knows-what, I was late. I was scared out of my mind. But as soon as I walked through the doors of the coffeehouse and saw them, I had to pee. For the love of all that is good and right in the world, I had to pee. I generally don’t subscribe to organized religion, but Praise Whoever! Because I had to pee.
These two’d been to the Island before, but hadn’t really explored it. So for the next two hours, we drove around, and I introduced them to nearly every interesting wall and abandoned building on the South end. These two… oh man… they crack me up. I could tell that, though used to being behind a camera, they were not used to being in front of it. This is generally why photographers become photographers – we’re not models. But the chemistry between these two was palpable! I was actually worn out at the end of the shoot, from laughing so much. It was amazing. I am so looking forward to their wedding next summer and I can’t believe they chose me to shoot it. Awesome. Just… awesome : )