The Image of Love
Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
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I dont generally take many photos. Not completely sure why. I just dont. When I see friends on Facebook or Twitter who change their profile pictures every two hours, and Instagram everything from what they ate to the shoes they are wearing I try to understand why (and also how they have the time to take a picture so often). I think its perfectly fine if thats your thing, and I admit I enjoy seeing others pictures and the special events happening in their lives. Despite being told that I am photogenic- not sure I really agree with that- I just never got on the picture train. Maybe it has something to do with body issues that stem from my childhood or not liking to see myself on a screen or paper. You know, its like hearing your own voice on a recording or voicemail. Its always weird and you think, Do I really sound like that?That being said, it is no surprise that I was a little nervous and anxious about the engagement photo session we had this past weekend. I was concerned that I would struggle with being myself in front of the camera. Being natural while a lens is focused on you, people are watching, and the photographer is giving directions is way easier said than done. Then add the unexpected two mile hike that we had to take to get to one of the locations where we were going to shoot the pictures. While the idea was brilliant, we werent prepared for the trek that was required to get us there. After a slight touch up of the hair and make-up the show went on.Ive been yearning to see how the photographs turned out and I was able to get a sneak peak. They are absolutely lovely! My no-picture-taking self would have never imagined that they would look so great. Our photographer, Paul at Paul McPherson Photography, was amazing, and I thank him for listening to our ideas and being patient. He and his assistant did a great job, and I can hardly wait to see the rest of them! We dont have many recent pictures together as a couple. Im thankful to have the opportunity to get some amazing professional photographs taken. It was so worth the hike and the race to beat the sunset. I would do it all over again.
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