Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Meet: Natalie & Chris

"I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you. " - Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail

The first time he saw her, it was only a picture. A snapshot that hung on a co-worker's wall. But sometimes a snapshot, a small moment in time, is all you need to somehow...know.

The first time they met, it was only a one liner. A crack about an old computer. But sometimes a laptop, even an old one, can bridge the miles between two hearts that somehow just...know.

Natalie is a high fashion NYC girl. Chris is the laid back Californian. But for just one day, their paths crossed and nothing has ever been the same. For months they emailed back and forth. With her on the east coast, him on the west. Going about their days, living parallel lives, they were joined by the promise of just three little words. You've. Got. Mail.

Meet: Natalie & Chris

Yooooou've Got Mail!

This was so much fun and so very You've Got Mail, but the real story behind this shot is that the guy on the bike was totally tanked at 2 in the afternoon and asked to be in the shot. He did name drop some Cartier Bresson tho, so we figured he'd earned it!

Love the post process on this one. Some Derelicte mixed with Bitchin B&W gave it this platinumy look!

So as you can probably tell from these picture, Natalie used to be a full time model and she totally knew how to WORK IT!!!! Dang girl!

Just beautiful!!

These guys just have so much fun together! Look how stinkin cute they are!!!

Mmmmm that's some yummy flare!! Buttery!

After the themed part of the shoot, we headed to the beach to spend some time with these guys just being themselves! Seriously, how adorable are they?!

Ummm...AND they have mad skillz!!

Super Hero Shot!!

Natalie & Chris, you guys rock our world! Thank you so much for coming up and spending the weekend with us! Sorry we all crashed before we could break out some serious scary movies...next time for sure!! We can't wait to see you guys on:


Rhett Olson said...

I love the idea of a concept shoot. It adds a new dimension to the photos.

Sarah Hodzic said...

super creative stuff you guys.
you are always blowing my mind with your ideas and how you make those ideas translate to an image!!

really inspiring work.

Jerome said...

Ummm... Yeah.... I'm gonna have to go ahead and say... you ROCK!

Erin Harvey said...

SOOOO love the idea of the first few! And they just got better. Great stuff you guys!

Rnormfoto said...

You 2 are so nutty---really taking the whole engagement shoot to another level, and in the process making me feel really lame. How come all my couples say is "are we almost done?" ---rarely do they have the enthusiasm for this kind of process. That kind of 'grainy hand' shot is A-MAZE-ZING.

Brody Grant said...

Totally AWESOME! Every time I check this blog I'm floored! The shoot came out awesome and the relaxin' candids are prime!

You two never cease to amaze. Two incredibly kind souls and kindred spirits in photography with mad talent and massive hearts.

Never stop shooting!

carla ten eyck said...

yeah.... WOW! You guys are rockin' these shoots! I love this theme and especially love the grainy hand shot too!

Anonymous said...

ok....sooooo, what is your secret?! Seriously? How do you stay so creatively charged? Every time I come to your blog I am so inspired! Then I start to think....how can I be that different and fresh on every shoot?! I find myself actually thinking about you 2 in the middle of a wedding (or any session for that matter)....WWJ&Mdo? keep it up you guys! you take it to a whole new level every week, love it, love it, love it!

nikki nicole photography said...

love the themed shoot!!!!

my favs are #13,16,17

I love the fact that you guys do a 2 parter a themed shot and then a shot that is them!

oh p.s love the sun flare!!!!

E. Broderick Photography said...

Love these! I am so loving the concept-shoots. Very cool. Lots of awesome shots here. Love them both checking their watches. The grainy hands. The second to last is another favorite. They are so good-looking and cute together!

laurie said...

ummmm you totally ROCKED this session!!! I can't choose afavorite bc they all fit so GREAT together!!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Holy Moly! These are so AWESOME!!! Of course I wouldn't expect anything less of you two!!! You guys always blow me away with these awesome sessions! Love it! Can't wait for the next post :-)

Val McCormick Photography said...

Holy Moly! These are so AWESOME!!! Of course I wouldn't expect anything less of you two!!! You guys always blow me away with these awesome sessions! Love it! Can't wait for the next post :-)

Salty Grapes Photography said...

SO SO SO SO CREATIVE. I just get chills when I look at your shoots... and I just love when your couples have such trust and enthusiasm. Amazing. It truly says so much about YOU guys.

Natalie said...

WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!! Chris and I can't stop going back to the blog just to look @ the pics again! We had SO MUCH FUN! You two are seriously just so AMAZING! SO creative and just...WOW..I can't find the words. We kinda want to book you guys for anything and everything that will pop into our lives...just so we can have some more shots to fall in love with!
We can't thank you enough!

Holy Moly - Can't wait to see what moments you get on "The Big Day!"

We are SO LUCKY to have found you both! I'm totally telling EVERYONE I know and prob anyone that will talk to me on the streets of NYC to book with you! =)

Rain check on that scary movie for sure sister!

Natalie & Chris

Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

OMG!!! This is seriously "SICK" work you guys...I mean..."WICKED SICK"...like "STANKY SICK"!!!!! Brilliant, brilliant!!! I am just blown away!


.:tomas flint:. said...

KILLER images you guys. wow.