Amber was right there at the top of my “People to Visit in Austin” list. She and I have known each other online and by reputation for quite awhile now, and I was excited to meet her. The lady is a talented model and a great photographer in her own right, but it was just plain good to finally get together. I still hold that the best part of being a photographer is the opportunity to always be meeting awesome folk. Ms. McConnell is awesome folk.
Essentially though, for our shoot, we walked the neighborhood in which I was staying, trespassing through various people’s front yards. Quintessential run-and-gun type-stuff. As is almost always the case with things like this, I wish we had had more time to sit down and plan something out properly. For what it was, though, I think the shots came out quite nicely. I am especially fond of the Polaroids (although that is almost always the case). In any case, here’s to round two! I, for one, can’t wait.
Occasionally, I’m reminded that the best part of being a photographer is the fact that I have a ready-made excuse to talk to anyone on the simple grounds that they pique my interest. This time, I happened to meet a certain Ms. Catherine Ross flying back to Portland from Colorado after Christmas. She and I were on the same flight from Salt Lake, and her bright red hair and striking features were hard to miss. I thought to myself “ohey, a redhead. That piques my interest. I should probably introduce myself” and then totally bailed on introducing myself.
But when we wound up standing next to each other at the passenger pickup zone, I figured Providence might be involved. So needless to say, bucking up was done, introductions were made, emails were exchanged, tea was served.
Incidentally, this is why a photographer should invest in a great business card. Nothing says “I swear I’m not a murderer” like letterpress.
In any case, Cat and I have actually shot together a few times now. The photos below are from a test we did a few weeks back. I can honestly say that a few of these have found their way onto my “favorite portraits I’ve yet taken” list. Nice.