Jaclyn and Mark : Anytime

Photography

Is it just me or is anyone else who attended WPPI in Las Vegas last week STILL trying to recuperate?! I’m not even exaggerating, I think I have an 82-year-old soul trapped in a 20-something year old body. While most everyone was off partying until sunrise, I was usually tucked in bed with a protein bar watching the Antiques Roadshow on PBS. And I’m STILL struggling backing into life away from clanging slot machines, cigarette smoke, and the hope for 21…how you others forwent sleep and partied is beyond me.

Speaking of early mornings, I had a lovely morning shooting Jaclyn and Mark of Jaclyn Marie Photo on the Las Vegas Strip. They flew out from Kansas City for the session and I’m so thankful for their willingness to be models for the Shoot Posse. Jaclyn and Mark are two of the kindest and sweetest people I met at WPPI and the love they share for each other is quite evident. We’d never met before the morning of the shoot, so while I worried they might be overwhelmed with the abundance of 20+ cameras clicking in their faces, they totally brought it. Hard.

I’d also like to personally thank the Shoot Posse for their sheer fabulosity. There were moments during the shoot when I begged God for a black hole to miraculously steal me away from fears of inadequacy, but I somehow remained intact. And–much to the love and support of The Posse–I’m thankful. We faced harsh circumstances (a quickly rising sun, being accosted by a drunk, bleak shooting backdrops), but everyone just laughed alongside me…or maybe at me. Either way, I’m humbled to have instructed such a talented group of people. Seriously, I’ve seen some of their photos and I’m blown away!

Here are a few of my favs from the shoot….

A few minutes into our shoot, I asked Mark and Jaclyn to follow me into an intersection…well, because…what says ROMANCE like speeding cars?! It was about 45 degrees and freezing, but this amazing couple didn’t flinch a bit!

As I’ve been looking at other blogs, I find myself LAUGHING at how terrible I looked the morning of the shoot. Like, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE HAND ME A BRUSH? Or a new head of hair? I was kinda mortified at some of the pictures floating around on the web, but–ehh–oh well. Here are a few photos of me and JD in action…
Thanks to Kristen Leigh

Thanks to Emily of Lemon Lime Studios

Thanks to Daria Bishop