Josh and Sylvia
I'm always too romantic, but I'll say it anyway: when I photograph someone new, I feel like I'm always meeting kindred spirits. No matter what genre it is, when I work with or for someone capturing images, I feel like I’ve already known them for years; there's an instant comfortability. This held/holds true for Sylvia and Josh. We got along really well during their engagement session having just met that day.
This should not have been so surprising because I met them through Nikki Frangakis,who I've worked with many times. I should have known...
Sylvia, Josh and I met in Brooklyn Bridge Park on this afternoon and we had a great session. It was so funny, we kept walking the streets around the park...literally in circles. I kept thinking of different images to try and it would bring us back to certain locations multiple times. They were cool with it, though.
I really appreciated how flexible they were. They could easily be still for a "posey" image, but then very sweet and intimate towards one another. Also appreciated: they brought along a change of clothes, giving the second portion of the set a new look and feel:
Random trivia: Not at all relating to the photographs but, I saw Michael Shannon on the street during this session but I forgot his name in the moment. He walked by and I said, "Hey, you were in...uh...Pearl Harbor. You did a great job in that, man." Very politely, with humility and a head nod he responded, "Aw, thanks. Thanks very much."
*Note to self: Remember actor and actresses names, not just their movies/roles. Example: I was in Los Angeles in March (2013), and I saw Kevin Connolly at a Kings game, not, "that guy from Entourage."