What’s the best compliment a wedding photographer can receive? For me, it’s being asked to shoot the wedding of another wedding photographer. Chris has a thriving wedding photography studio in Wilmington, NC and we met, funnily enough, in Nashville, TN at a photography convention early this year. We kept in touch over the months and met up for lunch one day to, of course, talk about wedding photography. What I didn’t know, and still laugh about to this day, is that he was talking about HIS wedding – not just something generic. So, after my cloud of confusion cleared, and we had a few laughs, I had a new wedding client with our first shoot taking place at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.
Photographing a wedding photographer is, in all honesty, a very fun event full of gamesmanship. I’m trying to see if he is looking at what I am doing then I do things to make him think, what the heck is he doing??? I suppose it’s going to be like that with any profession but, with me, I just wanted to have some fun with it. :) Chris & CJ wanted their e-session at one of my favorite places – the American Tobacco campus (Bay 7) around sunset. As we got down to business one thing became very apparent – CJ & Chris really love each other and we ended up with some really stellar engagement photography. The one thing I love most about the American Tobacco Campus is the feeling of urban revitalization and how well if fits Chris & CJ’s photography session.
As always, here are a select few of my favorite photos from their session!