With Jamie’s wedding only a few weeks away, we were scrambling to find a date that would work for her session. It worked out great because it was one of the coldest days yet, but she LOVES the cold. :) We started at the Villa di Felicita in Tyler, TX. It’s always a blast to shoot there. Mary, Rhonda, & Lisa do a great job running the place and if you need a place to get married this should be near the top of your list.
(Go ahead and call them now, I’ll wait. 903.579.0002)
OK, back to Jamie! :) She was relaxed and really enjoyed the whole process. A few times I caught her skipping around the Villa in her dress. It was kinda crazy to watch.
I always encourage brides to bring a little prop or something that might be special to their groom. This gives the session a more unique look and makes the images that much more special to your fiance’ once he gets to see the photos. Sometimes it’s golf clubs, a Harley, or maybe a tank if he served in the army. Well, Jamie’s fiance’ is a geek. (That’s a good thing.) He loves his computers, TVs, hard drives and internets. The problem was she could not sneak any of these away from him. So, somehow we ended up with the idea of just heading to Best Buy to get it all in one place. :)
We didn’t really “ask” anyone, we just kinda walked around and I secretly snapped some shots. (I felt like a spy.) We were pretty sure security was going to ask us to leave at any minute. So, we just kept running from one end of the store to the other taking photos along the way. Good times.
My favorite part was all the stares Jamie got. Not so much because she was in a wedding dress. Remember, it is mostly just 20-35 year old guys who shop at Best Buy. They were just glad that they were in the same building with an attractive female. I’m not sure they even noticed the dress.
The danger in this next shot is that Dave will only see the 40 plus TVs and miss the fact that his wife is in the picture.
Fun with Rock Band.
There was a channel 6 news guy there doing a report on video games and we think Jamie made the news.
My favorite shot.
Thanks Jamie for a great time. See you guys soon!