Only once have I made a barricade in our office before.
It was a few weeks ago. To block Kari out.
She was working on images & I was working on images.
And she was being annoyingly nosey about what was happening over at my desk.
You see, I was working on HER images. From her Eternal Love shoot.
She was nervous. For good reason (keep reading).
So I made a barricade. Lets just say it involved 8×11 sheets of paper, packing tape, cardboard boxes and a KEEP OUT GEEK sign.
I told her that I was treating her like a regular client & that she would see a sneak peek on the blog in about 2-3 weeks & her image
collection would follow on DVD about a week later, in the mail.
It had to be this way Internet. It has to be.
Kari & I have an amazingly smooth working relationship as business partners. Except once a year.
When I do her & Matt’s photographs.
Then she picks my work & her/matt’s faces apart.
She is VERY hard to please and the whole process can be rather depressing.
Simple: Because it is Kari & Matt.
It isn’t challenging for the reason you are thinking (because we are photographer partners, there is added stress to make
sure the images are perfect? nope).
It is because Kari & Matt are the hardest clients that I have.
I have never before, seen two people, so very very good looking look so very awkward in photos. The expressions that they come
up with, truely boggle the mind.
It takes TONS of directing, to get them to look like “them in real life”. Does that make sense?
Left to their own, in photos, they do not look like them “in real life”.
This is where I have to put on my big girl photographer stilettos & really really bust.it.out.
Kari & Matt both know this about themselves & have given me full permission to talk about how difficult they
are to photograph.
Without showing the outtakes (kari would KILL me), trust me, we go through a lot of shots & poses & ideas, to get the keepers.
If she looks amazing in an image, he doesnt. He will have busted out his fake smile. and folks, it looks fake.
Even a hunk like Matt cannot pull it off.
If Matt likes hunky, kari is either a)blinking b)doing her jay leno angle –she named it that— or c)not paying attention.
Suffice it to say, if I get even 2 great photos of them for their Christmas cards, we all consider it an amazing shoot & pat
each others backs.
So I propose we raise a toast. To Kari & Matt. The cutest couple around, in real life. And now, the cutest couple ever, on the web.
Kari, I hope you are in love. I think its our best set yet.
Love you both to absolute pieces.
p.s. Kari & Matt, you better leave a comment below letting me know what you think. I am not going into the office until I
see a comment. For reals.
p.p.s. Kari wanted these images processed with a very romantic tone to them. I just love how they turned out!