My good friend and gifted photographer, Ben Finch ( http://www.benfinchphotography.net ) asked if I would assist him in shooting a wedding ( Ansel and Lisa ) he booked in Key Largo, Florida. My initial response was, “Uhhhhh…YES!”. I did NOT have to think about that for very long! We also immediately suggested to bring our spouses and make a week long vacation out of it. Minus the kiddos. Double score! We had such a blast!!! Really, beyond a blast. It was outrageously fun! The first day in Florida, we photographed Ansel and Lisa’s amazzzzingggg wedding on the beach. Then the rest of the week we did what everybody else does at a beach without children. Soak up rays, take naps, eat whenever you want…it was marvelous! But with Ben and Joy in the mix, I think we all hit a new dimension of FUN. We seriously laughed the entire time together! No joke. It was non stop hilarity.
Of course for the vacation part of the trip, Ben and I took pictures like we paparazzi…to be expected. I do that on my own…and in my own house! Each evening we swapped out sessions and we were completely determined to get super rad couple pictures for one another. Since my only really pictures of Ryan and I are…well, I don’t have any! Here is a session I took of Ben and Joy. They were so easy to photograph it was ridiculous! They laughed, they cackled,they giggled, they even did the gasping-for- air kind of laughing. It was grand! Those are my kind of pictures. Nothing is staged. No one is pretending. It is just you as you are. Comfortable, elated, in LOVE. It is a beautiful thing! And it gives me butterflies…
So I introduce to you, Ben and Joy Finch…
I love all the little sweet moments that were happening!
Ben snapped some of Joy and I, my new bestie.
This one cracks me up. Joy’s hair looks like a spider web attacked my face!
Such a fun summer picture!
I had too much fun with you guys! Can we do it again…say next week?
Seriously. Can we?