YAY! We love having the weddings of former bridesmaids and groomsmen and family members and stuff because that’s valid feedback that we did something right. We met Anne and Brian at Susan and Michael’s wedding where Anne was a bridesmaid (a wonderful and helpful bridesmaid!) and were so excited when she emailed us to ask about their own wedding next year! Then we got to do their engagement session here at the NCMA which they fell in love with, and got to spend some more time with them, mostly trying to convince ourselves that Jon Snow is still alive. We had a zero percent change of rain that turned into 100% chance of rain somehow and it rained but it didn’t much matter because we had a great time. We are very much looking forward to shooting their wedding next year, long after we all discover that Jon’s alive and well and not at all involved with Melisandre because she is evil and nobody likes her.
My first e-mail from Quentin just said, “I warn you… I look like Shrek. But my wife is an angel so we balance each other out.” His questionnaire said stuff like, “Some place that makes me look like Brad Pitt” in response to where they wanted their pictures taken and, “We do NOT like to do naked photography” as their basic vision for the shoot. For anything else that they might want us to know about them, they wrote: “It is very important to know that we are awesome. I take that back, we are VERY awesome. Strike that… we are the most awesomeest. And our dogs don’t suck.”
Thus has been our relationship with Quentin and Lady. Us laughing and nodding and me being naive and asking for clarification as to when Quentin is joking and when he’s not. Note: he is always joking. Well, except for the fact that they are actually awesome, their dogs don’t suck, and Lady is an angel. We had a super fun time running around with these guys and their adorable pups (Betty is skinny, Madeline is a little bit fatter and has the turned down ears). Madeline was horribly abused in her previous household and is now spoiled rotten with Beggin’ Strips (Quentin says they don’t taste very good) and living the high life in Raleigh with her new sister and parents (who like food and baseball and indie music and are awesome). Guys – we hope there’s at least one picture that you don’t hate. ;)