“Never say never”, right? When I first started in photography, I was very happy with family portraiture (including (but not limited to): children, families, babies, newborns (still my fave), maternity, etc). But, when a dear old friend (I won’t say how old, lest we give away too many secrets) told me she was getting married and wanted bridal portraits done, I wanted to do it. Mostly, I wanted to be able to use my gifts to capture her. Her wedding is Thursday, and she now lives in Vermont, so last night was our ONLY night to shoot. Well, if you live in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, you know what the weather was last night. NOT GOOD. Dark, cloudy, stormy… blech. I thought it was clearing up so we waited it out a bit, but at some point, my faithful friend just said “Let’s go for it”. So in her wedding dress (that most would be fearful of getting wet) she braved the drizzle, and the wind, and the flat out rain at some points. I had such a great time shooting. I love getting to let out creative energy, and we certainly did that last night. I grew a bit as a photographer last night. I couldn’t be happier that it was during a shoot with a great friend. Kendra, you are stunning! Lu is a VERY lucky man! Here’s a peak at some of the faves… I have more editing to do on the rest, and may come back and share more later because I love them that much.