Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lacey & Branson: Engagement

Alright, so I'm pretty sure that no one really cares about the more technical aspects of blogging (also, sometimes I'm not really sure that I even care), but that is not going to stop me from telling you that this is my first post importing pictures from Flickr, and so far, I'm loving it. MUCH easier and faster. I think that the next thing I need to do is start converting to special "color profiles" for the internet, and like many things in life, I don't really know HOW that works, just THAT it works. I'll continue to keep you posted (against your will) about my blogging learning experiences. :)

But I've kept you all waiting for Lacey & Branson long enough, and the wait is finally over! Yay!

Okay, now this is one of the very first pictures that I took. Awesome! I usually have to work people up to feeling comfortable and to laughing at my own special brand of jokes, but these two got off to an excellent start!


A view of the lovely White River, shot in between me dodging pedestrians on the quite narrow, fenced in sidewalk. :)


Now, there are other versions of this picture where they're leaning closer together, and one very cute picture of Lacey leaning up on Branson's back, but I couldn't resist this one, even though it was probably the least "posed" of the bunch. Or possibly because of that. :) For those who don't know me, I spend a LOT of time looking at photo websites and reading books and whatnot, and something that I came across recently was saying that photographers need to seriously lay off Photoshop and that just because you CAN take a perfect picture, doesn't necessarily mean that you SHOULD. Obviously I'm not abandoning Photoshop, but I am trying to actively embrace the sometimes imperfect moments that are really beautiful and sincere, just like this one. Besides, it's cute like whoa, and you know it.


Here's one for the wall! These two are beyond freaking gorgeous. Branson's eyes! Lacey's smile! Shut up! I love it! (Also, Branson reminds me a lot of my brother, which was very fun.)


Oh, right. This is the first one that I am aware might not be everyone's cup of tea, but here's the story. On my New York trip, I took a TON of Polaroids (by the way, http://www.savepolaroid.com/), and I am IN LOVE, like madly in love, like LACEY & BRANSON in love with Polaroid right now. I love the softness and how it really has its own very unique look. So I tried to replicate that with this shot, and I think it was fairly successful. Yay! So I love it, and I hope they do too!


When I first saw this one, I thought, awww, poor Branson, he got stuck in a tree! But I still liked it a lot. But now, I don't feel sorry for Branson at all, mostly because my urge to sing "Lacey & Branson sitting in a tree" has totally eclipsed all of my other emotions!


Here's another one where, yeah, there were other shots of Branson's face not being partially covered by Lacey's face, but I liked this one the best! They just look so happy and relaxed with each other, which I realize is sort of becoming an engagement picture cliche, but the whole thing about cliches is that they BECOME cliches by being true!


This one was my favorite of the entire bunch, so you'd think I'd save it till last but I'm sort of anal about chronology. But it was exactly what I wanted it to be. And I applied that Polaroid look to this one too, but with really bright colors (instead of a little desaturating). This one is going on my website, and I think I'm actually going to get my butt in gear and do that today. My website has been a little neglected in comparison to my blog. :)




I have no idea what was going on here, but all I know is that I love Lacey's crazy face and how Branson is all amused but sort of unaffected, like, here's this crazy girl next to me--I have no idea what she's doing, but she's cute and I've got ice cream, so I'm having a good time! (I have no idea if that's what he was really thinking ... I'm probably a better photographer than psychic.)


And finally ... another one of those moments that you just can't fake. I love it.

Okay, so I know I say this all the time (but I swear I always mean it when I say it!), but I am totally looking forward to Lacey & Branson's wedding. It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun, and I had a really good time with them on the engagement session. Plus, you know how I always bond with people over random things? For these two, it was totally politics. We were all Barack 'n' Rollers and they were registered to vote and everything! It just made me so fond of them. Because I'm a geek. :)

Plus, their wedding is in Muncie, right down the street from where I used to live! I can't wait. I'm totally going to get their early to enjoy my favorite Muncie staples, like an MT Cup everything bagel and a Den pop. Mmmm .... Muncie food. :)


Gail said...

Is this the awesome Muncie wedding I won't be around to give you a hand? Drat ... because they are TOO CUTE of a couple!

Nice job with these pictures...isn't taking pictures of beautiful people fun?

j.ro said...

holy cow sarah! i'm gone for 4 weeks and you've become engagement central. these are all great! super job! ... and can't beat a 50 cent discount den pop can ya?!