“We are absolutely in love…all the usual rules about having our own lives really don’t apply because we spend more time with each other than with anyone else…we love to wrestle and be stupid when we’re together…Since I started my career as an artist, Dave has been my biggest supporter…he often times has to encourage me not to give up on this, my biggest dream.”
Wendy and Dave stumbled upon me through fate. Some call it, Google. You can call it whatever you want, but a collaboration like the one that you see here isn’t merely a coincidence. It’s a beautiful marriage. Both Wendy and Dave are artists in their own respects. Dave was once a member of a ska band and Wendy is currently a full-time oil painter! I was absolutely flattered when I found this out. To have my work admired by fellow artists is humbling and inspiring at the same time. Right off the bat, a connection was made.
The shoot took place in Washington, DC, on the first day of The National Cherry Blossom Festival. Although some shots make this obvious, my main point wasn’t to show it. I wanted to portray Wendy, Dave, and their love for each other. The shooting environments are secondary to this. Dave proposed to Wendy on the steps of the Supreme Court, so naturally, we had to hit that up. Looking back at the photos, I still have no clue how we got such clean shots without crowds of people in them, especially on such a busy evening! I guess being at the right place at the right time really matters (more on that soon).
We had some really good conversations that day – “shop talk.” And it stirred up lots of thought. In the near future, I will write another post regarding this. But for now, meet Wendy, Dave and myself. In photographs.
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