A few days ago I was just wrapping up my lunch and getting ready to get back to work when my phone rang. I picked up my phone with out ever suspecting that it would be the casting call producer of the newlyweds game, Sasha Fuller, who is looking for deserving couples to play on their upcoming tv show in NYC. Sasha found me online so I thought I would do her a favor and spread the word through my own website and social media. The winners receive prizes including a second honeymoon. They are looking for a fun deserving couple and she asked me to contact my previous brides and grooms to see if they would be interested. (By the way, I fully investigated her phone call and e-mail to make sure it was not a scam and it is completely legit.)
This is the link to the website: http://gsntv.com/shows/thenewlywedgame/exclusives/newlywed-casting-call/
If you were married less than five years ago or know someone who would have fun in the show please pass along the information. For more information just ask me on Facebook or through my e-mail: LovelyLensPhotogrpahy@gmail.com and I will tell you how to apply. I have a phone number and a website for you. Sounds like fun, right?
Last Thursday I had the honor of photographing Stephanie and Carl in celebration of their engagement. First we walked through parts of Bel Air, although it ended up being too hot and sunny of a location. The shade and beauty of Liriodendron mansion’s porch was our second stop, and way more successful. Stephanie and Carl met in graduate school and worked in the same lab. They knew one another for four years before dating. Carl mentioned, “cooking, that’s a big one. That’s pretty much how our relationship took off… we always used to hang out and cook a lot (I used to be a wicked cook before going vegan).”Stephanie’s engagement ring is simply lovely! (Great job, Carl!)Our next location was on the ma & pa trail outside of Bel Air because one of their favorite activities is hiking. I asked Carl to tell me a little bit about Steph. Carl is my neighbor, but Stephanie lives close to Boston so I had not met her yet. He gave me the cutest list of some of the things that he loves about her:
“1) Our love is definitely unconditional – seems cliche but, wow, I’ve never experienced it with someone.
2) She’s extremely empathetic. She can immediately sense what I’m feeling and adapt to it. And it’s genuine – she actually absorbs what I’m feeling. I’m very similar with her.
3) She’s very tactile. It’s borderline autistic but in an endearing way. For example, if we walk through a department store, she has to touch every single fuzzy blanket or pillow she gets near.
Yes, she’s quite amazing. One in a million.”
When I was discussing the details of the photo shoot with Carl I reminded him to tell Stephanie to bring a couple of shoe options. His response: “Convincing her to bring shoes will not be a problem.” She brought along the most fabulous strappy heels. “And then, of course, we go home and play the most incredibly violent video games or watch cheesy horror/action movies. Steph never suggests the romantic comedy… always the opposite. Her body language is also very intense and entertaining. She doesn’t hide her emotions well, which is great because she’s usually happy (sometimes a little sassy but that’s what redheads do).” -Carl
I am excited to give you this lovely look from today’s engagement session! I am also happy to be back on the blog. Today Carl, Stephanie, and I made our way through Bel Air, MD to celebrate their engagement. We left early to beat the heat, but it was still boiling out. This couple was hot and I don’t think it was all to blame on the sun! The rest of the photos will be up early next week. There are also a few extras posted onto my Facebook page: Lovely Lens Photography.