Here we go! Let the embarrassment begin. Welcome to our 4th annual Making Fools of Ourselves blog post (also lovingly referred to as “How Many Hairstyles Can Carolyn Have in One Year?”). You’ll find that not much has changed since we first started this. Geoff’s main facial expression is still lovingly annoyed with me and/or chronically surprised, while pictures of me range from tired to excited to panicked to happy to fist-pumping to Journey going on hour 9 of 10 in a totally delirious state. We laid on a lot of floors, wrangled a lot of dogs, recovered from tendonitis only to get it again only to recover again only to get it again, ruined a lot of one another’s pictures, talked to a bunch of guests we don’t know, let our hair grow only to shave one side of it only to cut it completely off only to grow it in again. A lot of people on social media try to present the best versions of themselves, but we’re firm believers in presenting your worst. That way, you know, it can only go up. Here’s to 2014.
We had all been trying to make this engagement session happen for so long that when it finally came with a 70% chance of rain, we decided to do it anyway because our e-mail chain about it could only get so long.
Susan and Michael are a joy. They brought a chess set made of marble. They brought masks. They brought headbands and eccentric hats and umbrellas and a kite to fly if it stopped raining (it didn’t). I don’t think either one of them complained once while being heavily rained upon, walking through a bit of wet ground (and the occasional thorn) and being asked to stop and pose. Plus, Susan’s hair managed to stay amazing despite the precipitation and doing it in the car in the drive down to Raleigh from DC. Truly impressive. They like their dog, traveling, time period related things, Dr. Who, and have a love of U2 that rivals myself and my sister’s. We like them a whole lot and cannot wait to see them again in May when we photograph their wedding at the always amazing NCMA.