I have been absent from the Blogosphere for far too long. The winter was too long, the spring too cold, but it looks like summer weather is finally here. It has been difficult increasing the traffic to my Studio. Things are looking up, with a very successful model shoot in May, and a destination wedding photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.
A Burlesque dancer, and model, expressed interest in spending some time in my Studio to get fresh photos for here portfolio. I will say it was a very fun shoot with Fleur Tease-Ya (her stage name). Fleur Tease-Ya tries to keep her dancing and modeling careers separate from her private life, so I will respect her wishes here. She brought several outfits and we tried different poses and lighting setups. A great two hours and some good photos were the results. When photographing models, always make sure you get a signed model release. Professional models are very familiar with this requirement, but you may have to educate those that are new to the business.
June 4th found me at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine to photograph the wedding of Jessica and Nicholas. I love these small destination weddings. This couple came from Ellenbury Depot, New York to tie the knot in our beautiful state. They could not have picked a nicer location. The days leading up to the wedding were rather nervous for the couple. It poured down rain the first few days they were here. Alas, the rain gods continue smiling on my couples. The rain stopped, the sky was slightly overcast, and the temperature was moderate. All in all a good day for a wedding. Connie Mills of All In One Weddings performed the ceremony and contracted my services for the photography. The couple had rented a golf cart for the afternoon, complete with the Gardens Wedding Coordinator to drive us around. That made taking photos in various areas of the vast gardens a little less time consuming, and a lot less strenuous.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog, and until next time. Enjoy the summer, they are woefully short in Maine. Make the best of what you have been given.
Jim Walker Photography
Member - Maine Professional Photographers Association
(Member of the Board of Directors 2015-2016)
Member - Professional Photographers of America