Thursday, May 26, 2011

marie + ryan

engagement session in Bloomington, Indiana

I was having trouble coming up with a beautiful and meaningful location for these two, until I realize we could photograph them near the church, which is of course, the perfect place for them.

These two trek from Indiana to Arkansas every few weeks to see each other, so it only seemed right to include a small nod to their travels.

frog spotting

Saturday, May 21, 2011

ryan + christine

Ryan was introduced to Christine at the Cincinnati Opera where she works.  She is so warm and sparklingly elegant that she looks like a natural part of this beautiful space.

Cincinnati Opera house

Cincinnati opera engagement

cincinnati opera kiss

cincinnati opera balcony

cincinnati opera wedding

cincinnati opera foyer

Ault Park Cincinnati

They took their kite from the trunk at Cincinnati's Ault park.  The sky was dramatically windy and just on the cusp of a rain storm...

We quickly learned that a kite makes a fabulous makeshift umbrella.

ault park engagement

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Siena, Italy

I reread Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities while in Italy. Words that had previously seemed mythical to me made perfect sense in the author's hometown. Perhaps reality is still mythic in this view from the sky


St Catherine of Siena's church at twilight

The vaulted ceiling on the cathedral is covered with a deep blue starry sky. In my humble opinion, Siena's cathedral schools Florence in its contemplation of the heavens.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

holly + cody

I love to shoot an engagement session in a couple's home environment. It's pretty cool to have some good documentation of this season in life.

I flew out to Pittsburgh for the session, and we walked around the neighborhood, down the bustle of Carson Street, and climbed up on Holly's roof. The only difficulty in this session was to actually stop photographing; I wanted the day to last indefinitely.
What a pure and tender love.

also, not to brag, but look what I'm working with here...
the girl is a walking painting.

The last two images were made in Holly's kitchen after the session was officially over. Sometimes the last piece of film is my favorite one.