A few months ago, I began searching out websites like Shutterfly and Tiny Print for graduation announcements. I will finally graduate in May with my Bachelor’s degree and I’m excited to share the news with family and friends!
But I needed photos. I needed good photos. I needed someone who knew their way around a camera to work with me to create great photos, not just for my announcements, but also for professional arenas.
I met Emily in the Fall of 2009, when we took the same class together. We were paired up for a project, became Facebook friends, and the rest is history! (We actually became better friends as she launched her blog and asked me for advice!)
I knew from past conversations that Emily was a pretty good photographer. She had taken some classes as part of the journalism program, and I would hear of other people in classes talking about how good she was. So I asked her if she wouldn’t mind photographing me for some graduation snapshots.
She agreed, actually thanking me for giving her the opportunity to gain some experience in people-picture-taking. (I’m not sure of the correct photographer word…)
We met on Saturday in Downtown St. Petersburg, near the Museum of Fine Arts and strolled around the area for some great photo ops. It was my first real photoshoot experience (aside from the one I took for my newspaper article), and Emily was perfect, saying things like, “You’re so natural!” and “Ooh…that one looks like Reese Witherspoon.” I can be extremely awkward, especially if I’m getting photographed, so I’m so happy I was able to do this with someone I already knew and was comfortable around.
(Plus, she loaned me some quarters so the meter maid wouldn’t fine me. She’s awesome.)
Oh…you want pictures? All you had to do was ask!
…And these are just a smidge of what she sent me, which is just a smidge of the entire pile of photos. I’m so excited to get the whole loot to sift through.