Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Rediscover Your Love

Ok, whew...now that all the dramatics are officially behind us (for a day or two at least :) I can tell you about what I *really* should have been posting about yesterday. Rediscovering Love.

"So...why are you all photographers?" she asked in that all too familiar tone where "i'm challenging you to step up" meets "I know you can do this." That's just the Carla way. She's going to love you, which means she's never ever going to stop pushing you. And we are all the better because of it.

On Monday, Jus & I had the awesome opportunity to cheer on (not to mention give the official introduction for) some of our best friends in the whole world, Carla & Steve, as they hosted their first all-day intensive workshop entitled "Rediscover Your Love of Shooting." In just a couple of weeks they'll be taking this show on the road to Vienna, so about 20 of us from CT, NY and as far away as NC were honored to get the sneak preview at Carla's studio in Hartford this week. They pushed us, they challenged us, they gave us a good healthy shove out of our comfort zone...and at the end of the day, they left us all in awe of their passion, their knowledge, and their talent for teaching. Carla & Steve, you guys ROCKED this and we're just so proud of you we could pop. But we won't. That would be unseemly. :)

After a full day of shooting, these guys had us pick out our four favorite shots for a group critique. This was my first ever critique and I was more than a bit nervous. Nauseous might be a better word! :)

First, here's a shot of everyone workin' it:

And the following four were J's top picks:

Rising Country Star, Nicole Frechette

And mine:

Jus & I also served as the models for the engagement shoot portion of the day, so I'll be sure to post some of those once we go steal, ummm borrow, those from everyone's blogs!


Courtney Craver Photography said...

I love the ones of the girl with the blue hair!

David Burke said...

Awesome Pics! You two are beautiful models as well! HooRah!!

Hope you both got some rest last night :-)

Robert J. Trenske said...

Hey Justin & Mary, I LOVE the 4th shot down, actually I love all of them, but that is one of my favotites. You both were incredible as models, I posted a couple of my favorites on my blog but I will definetely be sending you them soon. Hope to see you both soon, lunch next week?

Robin Dini Photography said...

i'll have some for you to steal real soon, help yourself to what's up there now :)

erich camping said...

Stunning...natural...beautiful photography!!

david & kimi baxter said...

gorgeous images! i too love the shots of the girl and the blue hair. awesome!!

shara lana said...

Very Cool! I need to do something like this. Just how do I fit it in my crazy life right now, don't know.

TwoRing said...

Beautiful work!
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I have no idea how you found me with you guys being on the East Coast and me being in Michigan! I'll be sure to "blog stalk" you guys more often to check in on your new stuff. Again, great work!

Two Ring Photography

Carla Ten Eyck said...

You two are so fabulous I could almost pop! But like you said, that would be unseemly... :)

Steve and I were so honored to have you both there for our maiden voyage- after Monday we realized how much we love it and can't wait for the next one!

Both of you guys rocked your shoots and to watch Mary in action.... well lemme just say H-O-T! You had such a confidence about you not only while shooting but while getting what you wanted from your models, despite being watched by about 30 other people!


Can't wait for Monday either, I miss my Marantz's! :)

STEVE DePINO said...

Thanks again for helping us out guys... Your photos are a amazing...love ,love, love them all.

Salty Grapes Photography said...

Just gorgeous... GORGEOUS!! Both your photos and your modeling! You guys are the whole package! =) It was so much fun to meet you since I've lurked on and off for a while. You guys were SUCH fun, and a little too easy to shoot, which was great for this "dog" girl. ;) I plan on crashing the next PUG meeting you all were so much fun!!! -Julia

Leah said...

great images, a lot of fun compositoins

raw photo design said...

these shots are gorgeous...and all the photos I saw of you guys on everyone else's blogs are incredible...makes me even more bummed out I couldn't go!

Rachel Brooke said...

LOVE THEM!!! So edgy!

Beyond The Lens Photography said...

May and Justin your shots are awesome! I especially love the close up of Kara....Great job guys. You both were so mush fun to hang out with and of course to shot! Thank you again so much!