Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Donea and Josh's E-shoot

I've been talking to Donea since December about her eshoot.  I couldn't wait because we have the same style and the same taste and SHE LOVES PROPS.  She lives in Atlanta, and was going back home the day after the shoot was scheduled.  Driving through Tampa, I thought the world was coming to an end because the sky was pure blackness.  Lightning was all around me.  I was praying so hard that the shoot was still on, and there would be no rain in sight because there was no re-scheduling.  God heard my prayers.  Thank you, God.
I got there, and not only was it not raining, it was DRY.  Perfect.

I finally got to meet Donea and Josh in person.  Immediately I fell for this couple.  They are beautiful, funny and sweet as pie.  I could photograph them all day, every day. 

If you want to learn about this amazing park, look up Edward Medard Park in Plant City.  So amazing!!
Setting up for this shot, I'm climbing a steep hill, camera in hand, and I feel I'm losing my balance.  Lean forward, to the right, to the left...  I'm losing it!  I'm losing it!!  And then I fell.  Of course my camera comes before myself, so I do my best to save it in the split second it takes for me to eat dirt.  I was laughing hysterically, I think Donea and Josh felt more embarrassment for me.  I wanted to die....  but I got the shot I wanted!

I realized that Donea has a Doppleganger, but I couldn't put my finger on it until I got home.  A mix between Norah Jones and Rachel Weisz.  Right!?!
My favorite story of the day.  As I'm shooting, Donea whispers to Josh "Tell me a secret."  Josh says, "I'm not wearing underwear."  We all crack up laughing hysterically, and Donea looks at him and says "you know that's going on her blog."  Donea, you know me so well.  :)
Utterly gorgeous.
Going on picnics and reading are two hobbies of theirs, so how perfect to capture that for their pictures.
Cards from the game they play: Scrabble Slam
If you want to know the couple, this picture explains them so well.
Best eyes.  Ever.
Donea is so crafty, she handmade the quilt.  I want to be her.
Josh is a fabulously talented artist.  You have to check out his work! http://joshuasmeaton.com/

I had such an awesome time with this fun, sweet couple! You both are amazing! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sarah and Dan's Eshoot

Ah, don't you love beautiful couples?  I was so happy to meet Sarah and Dan near Sarasota for their Eshoot.  It was such a beautiful day, very windy, but the water was beautiful.  But of course, it always is near that area. 
Sarah and Dan were a little nervous at first, but I explained that I'm just their to photograph how they are in love.  I wanted them to be natural and really have a good time.  And we so did!!  When you love the one you're with, and you have a good time, everything comes naturally, and my job is easy.
My favorite picture.. taken by Bryan

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A little album lovin'

I'm so excited.  I just received two more sample albums!!  I couldn't wait to show you.  I'm really, really excited about these two AMAZING products, and I think you will be too!

The first one I wanted to show you is called the "Sierra" Album.  What makes it special?  Only that the cover is METAL!  Yeah, the picture is printed right on this fabulous, thick and sturdy metal.  This particular metal cover is "metallic fade".  You can also get it in "vibrant".

The insides of all the albums I offer are the same (besides the pictures and layout of course).  But all of the albums have thick, cardboard-like paper that the pictures are printed on.  Extremely durable, so no bending or tearing!

This is the second album I have to show you today.  This is called the "Echo" Album.  I think this is my personal favorite because the cover, front and back, are completely 100% customized by Bryan and I.  Want a different pattern?  We have over 100 to choose from.  Want several pictures on your cover on top of a pattern?  You got it!  The possibilites are endless.
The spine can be personalized with whatever you want!
With the Echo Album, you can choose between a canvas or smooth cover.

There is another album that I offer, but apparently I have deleted the pictures off of my computer.  But, if you'd like to see them, all you have to do is hop over to my Facebook page!
And while you're there, go ahead and click like and say hi!  I'd love to hear from you!

I hope you like the albums as much as I do!!
© Jessica Charles Photography
CoffeeShop Designs