Meet our dear friend Libby. She is the mastermind behind Libby McGowan Photography, her wedding and portrait photography business that we so love and admire. She is always true to herself, loyal and loving to her clients, and devoted to her work. When she asked us to do promo shoots for her new website and branding that’s on its way, we were so excited. It’s always an honor to work for other photographers, but Libby is also a good friend/photogratherpist of mine and we always have the best time when we get together (which isn’t as often as we’d like because we have to schedule all social gatherings months in advance due to our jobs). So we were PUMPED to meet her in Durham, grab coffee and talk about her recent trip to Iceland to discuss how, exactly, she felt about the hot dogs compared to Geoff’s strong feelings about Icelandic hot dogs. Then we marched her around town and she obligingly laughed at all of our stupid jokes while looking freaking adorable in multiple pairs of glasses. I couldn’t help but smile all while I edited these because Libby was smiling right back at me and how can you not love her?!

Libby – thank you for being our friend. Thank you for answering late night Facebook business questions, thank you for always supporting our business, and thank you for being our partner in nachos.

Woah, you guys. When I opened up my email to see that I had an inquiry from this guy, I was half tempted to respond and tell him that I was booked for all of remaining space and time because I was way too nervous to shoot a session for him. I’ve been following/stalking/admiring Michael Moss and his photography work since 2008, since I first started my business and had zero clients. So to receive a super kind note from him asking us to shoot his promo session for his new website overhaul was high praise indeed. After I got over the initial shock and decided to refrain from telling him we were booked for all remaining space and time, we set up the session.

We were nervous. Well, I was nervous (Geoff is perpetually unworried and unconcerned). We hadn’t met and I was afraid I’d screw it up in some monumental and unforgivable way. Or my camera would die or I’d forget how to use it. But then the shoot started. And he was SO NICE. And he’s Canadian! I don’t know why, but this made me far less intimidated (it’s widely known that every single Canadian is nice), and then we had a good time. His wife Angelique (who, side note, is absolutely beautiful!) came with us on the session and did a great job being adorable and helpful and fabulous. And guess what? I don’t think we screwed it up. In fact, I think we did a pretty good job, but we also had some fabulous subjects to work with. Please check out Michael’s work if you haven’t had a chance, and enjoy our promo photos of him and Angelique!