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Fri. Apr 29, 2011 by Mary    "Get to Know You" Shoots

Meet: Lara & Peter

Good morning! Happy Saturday! And happy very last day of April!

I hope you all have something really wonderful planned to soak in every minute. We definitely do, and it starts with finally revealing to you the "Get to Know You" shoot we just did up in Cape Cod that matches up to that design board I showed you on Thursday. So sit down, brace yourselves for their awesomeness, and....

Meet: Lara & Peter

First let me start off by saying this: I LOVE Lara & Peter. Love, love, love them. They are sweet and funny and just generally love being around each other. And that makes our job as photographers a breeze. But when you add in the fact that Lara is also a photographer, I knew we were going to have one incredible shoot on our hands. And it also made me realize that these guys would be the perfect candidates for two new things I've been wanting to try.

The first is that we want to start working really closely with our couples on styling the shoots. We know that coming up with ideas when you don't eat, sleep & breathe this stuff can be really hard. But we also know that the shoots where the couples have really infused their personalities and the things they love into the day are SO much better. And personally they get us so fired up, so I just think we get better pictures. So we wanted to start helping each and every one of our couples do that by working with them on creating a design board for their shoot (you can see Lara & Peter's design board by clicking HERE).

We knew that Lara & Peter would have no trouble coming up with awesome ideas on their own since Lara is a photographer herself, but we picked them to start doing the design boards with because we knew they would really run with it. And we love that about them! So how does it work? We start by asking what kinds of ideas they have for the shoot and what they love to do together, and from there we turn it into a theme and ultimately a design board. And the hope is that design board will act like a packing list of what they need to bring, and just get us all on the same page for the vibe. And hopefully in the process take our shoots to the next level. We've only done one so far, but so far...I'd say it's working! As expected, these guys rocked. it. OUT!

The second thing that we wanted to start trying is blogging our shoots in grids. We've been leaning this way for a while now, because it's much closer to how we design our albums and also has more of that design board feel. Since Lara & Peter's shoot had so many phenomenal details and different looks, we knew they would be the perfect ones to try it out on. And I'm really psyched with how it turned out... I hope you guys like it too!


PS: Lara & Peter, seriously there are no words! Thank you for everything.....for the Cape, for showing us around, for the fish & chips. But mostly for being who you are. We are so, so lucky to call you friends....and I fully expect many trips to the Cape together in our future! :) We can't wait for the big day in September!!


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