Kirsten and Michael are the winners of the worst weather to photograph anything in for the year of 2012 so far! Congratulations, guys? ;) Outrageously overcast, freezing, and raining, but these two did an amazing job of keeping each other warm and me entertained and being troopers through it all.
Both from different countries (Michael from the US with Kirsten from South Africa), they met at a wine tasting at the West End Wine Bar in Durham and bonded over their love of wine (they really, really like wine… but are very, very picky about it because they know a whole, whole lot about what’s good and what’s not). They wanted fall leafy pictures and to incorporate wine. So we ended up at the Wine Bar, but before that, they opened what Kirsten referred to as “the PBR of all wines” for a celebratory wine explosion in some alley somewhere (don’t worry – they didn’t do too much public drinking and they recycled the bottles). It was great.
They also drove me around in Michael’s car which is permanently tuned to the Pearl Jam channel of satellite radio as he is one of two grooms next year who have an undying love for Eddie Vedder that rivals my own (Are you reading this, Nick Pastore? Michael and Kirsten were at the same Pearl Jam concert in Atlanta as you a few weeks ago. Creepy client coincidences!). I had such a great time with these guys… they’re super nice and funny and both totally brightened up this otherwise dreary day with their awesomeness! Yep, I said it.