My friend, David (far right) came up with this idea to have an event celebrating what it is to be a modern day gentleman. He solicited the help of El Lambert (far left) a musician and LeMond Hart, (center) owner of The House of Lemond, to help him lead a panel discussion at Banana Republic SouthPark on May 9, 2018. Each of them are gentlemen in their own right. I had the pleasure of collaborating with them for a shoot in Uptown Charlotte. As LeMond would say, "stay dapper, my friends!"
Meet Ohavia. A woman who's light shines everywhere she goes. We met as interns at Spectrum News during our college days and became fast friends. Now, she couldn't get rid of me if she tried. So excited to watch her become the next Queen of daytime television. Watch out world, Ohavia Phillips is on the way!
When I met Savannah, I knew instantly that I wanted to work with her. So beautiful, full of energy and she definitely has one of the prettiest smiles I've ever seen. Then, I found out she was pregnant and took full advantage of the momentous occasion by doing maternity photos of her. Hopefully I'll be able to grab more of her and her hubby, Jacob, before their baby boy arrives in May, in the meantime, check out these stunning photos of Savannah. Each one was an instant favorite!
The day of Amber & Tim's consultation I lost all track of time. Usually, I'm the person that's always early every where I go. That wasn't the case on this occasion. Amber had contacted me to let me know they arrived early, which made me feel even worse. Some 15 minutes later, after scurrying through some horrendous traffic, I finally got to meet these two cool kids.
After apologizing for my tardiness, I realized quickly that they weren't the typical couple. While both laid back, they were very in-sync and their energies seemed to match perfectly with one another. As cliche as it sounds, they seem to be made for one another. I was hooked right then.
Although they both work in a corporate setting, Amber & Tim are both lovers of the arts. They love music and going to concerts together, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they collect art and Amber paints! Clearly, a standard engagement session was out of the question.
The couple said to me, "We don't understand why people do engagement photos in the forest/woods, you didn't meet there!" I asked them where would they want to shoot their engagement photos, and that's when they said a record or comic book store. I was totally on board with it right from the jump. We went with the record store and my mind started creating instantly.
I asked them out of curiosity, "what does their shared love of music mean to them?" They told me it gives them the opportunity to bond, learn new things about one another and above all else, jam out!
Looks like these two will be hitting all the right notes for years to come.
Congratulations on your engagement, Amber & Tim.