That's the first thing that came to mind as I saw the forecast for Saturday morning's temperatures. I don't know many things but I do know I dare not ask a bride-to-be, "are you sure??" The answer is and always will be "Yes!" Plus, despite the chilly temperatures the sun was optimal for lighting and casting beautiful vibrant colors without having to adjust in post. So... again: Gloves.
I honestly thought about my fingers, needing to grip and focus and zoom and shoot, but then I thought about my subject's (Artemis') hands. (Reno would be alright!) It would be a shame to have her out there in a beautiful dress, awesome shoes and have her hands freezing, unable to grip her man-fiance and show off her beautiful ring. So, after buying gloves I met Reno & Artemis at Maeion Cosmetics, which is also my mother's cosmetic business. We spent the morning preparing for our day long adventure, which entailed a morning location shoot on campus, a change (then brunch) and a shoot in Mt. Vernon, then a transition to our final destination which was at Federal Hill: American Visionary Arts Museum's facade.
I've known Reno from my adolescent years and we've always remained close friends. Although we were in the same school and in the same grade I always considered him my older brother and looked toward him in many ways for guidance. He inadvertently was also a great guide on how to find and cherish a woman. He's a man and as tenacious as our kind can get I have never seen him act like a dog. So, if anyone deserves a wonderful woman... it is Reno.
On the flip side... she is no ordinary woman. It takes patience, kindness, openness and a large sense of humor to accommodate her preferences and Artemis exceeds what I would consider the bare minimum for the term a wonderful woman. She has a smile that holds your attention, but then when she speaks you meet her eyes and listen. In addition there is her ambition, her energy, her sweet heart and her fun personality that magnetize anyone for positive interaction. Watching these two interact for the day was an honor because love played itself out in all of their quips, comments and interactions.
Their theme is the Great Gatsby, so a classical look merges with a modern swag (people still say that right?) Nonetheless, what I am attempting to show you are snapshots of the love that I admire and hope to someday share with my own Greek goddess.