I was going through all of my favorite “portraits” this morning (being one of many Lake Tahoe wedding photographers), and I have too many. I see differently from one wedding to the next, photographing wide to close up. From more “traditional” portraiture to the quiet moments or the silliness I or my grooms/brides are in personality. I have kind of decided to separate the “portraits” into two categories. Although, I think both categories blend into each other quite a bit. These favorites may not be construed at portraiture, or they could, I guess it depends on how you view the photographs. I consider this blog post and the one to follow in a day or two, all portraiture (obviously). My mind is jumping around quite a bit the past few days, kind of anxious, anticipatory, I think it maybe due to the other 3 inches of snow that fell last night. My emotions are roller coaster riding from insecurity to empowerment. I can’t decide. I believe it must be time to photograph again. Nothing settles my nerves and focuses me like being behind the camera. I met with a client yesterday down in Colfax, and it amazes me (looking back) on how I interact with clients. It was the bride and groom and the bride’s mother. They appeared to have enjoyed the meeting as bride and her mother laughed at my cracks (I can’t tell jokes, I make cracks. Go figure), but I noticed more how sharp my mind is when I talk with clients. Sharp in the extent that I (and I’ve said this before, I believe,) can come up with a million ideas while envisioning the clients’ wedding, (what the light’s going to be like, where I can take photographs, how they are going to show themselves in the photographs, how I’m going to photograph the wedding, close up or normal or wide, or a myriad of all three, etc) and floating ideas to them to see what resonates with them. What speaks to them and will allow themselves to enjoy my vision in photography for their wedding. A hundred miles a minute. I think I’ve been involved in vampire books and movies too much. I feel like Bella from Breaking Dawn when she awoke to her new life as a vampire. Okay, enough thinking while writing. I apologize for the too much information. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoying photographing these “portraits”.