You guys, I am the luckiest photographer in the world to get to work with such wonderful people! Even when I hosted an Instagram giveaway contest, I still managed to get to work with fun, loving, beautiful people! Today I am excited (so freakin’ excited!) to share my first ever all black and white engagement photos! And I’m doubly excited because I got to take these black and white engagement photos for my first ever Instagram giveaway winners, Rachel (we have the same name!) and Wes.
I’ll admit, as excited and inspired as I was to launch my new BLACK & WHITE SESSIONS, I was also a little nervous. Nervous that the kind of people I would attract with an all black & white photo shoot would be different than the kind of people I love working with. Would they be more serious? Moodier? Quieter? Not as quick to laugh or joke or laugh at my silly jokes? All of those fears were put to rest the second I met Rachel and Wes for their very own black and white engagement photos!
Rachel and Wes excitedly applied to win the Black and White Session giveaway, and although they were intrigued by and looking forward to an all B&W session, they were also some of the most joyful, smile-y, fun people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing! They made my job so fun and easy, followed along with my inspired ideas, and were effortlessly themselves in front of the camera. It was truly a joy to work with them.
I came up with this idea to launch The Black and White Sessions because I’ve been drawn to making more and more black and white copies of my color photos. I think my photography naturally lends itself to being transformed into black and white and I seriously just love B&W images, so I figured it would be really fun to design entire sessions around creating and enhancing black and white photos. And after this black and white engagement photos session with Rachel and Wes, I can tell you it is really fun! I cannot wait to do more!
Thank you to Rachel and Wes, who will forever hold a special place in my heart for being the first couple who not only was willing to go along with my inspired idea, but were excited to be a part of my vision. As a photographer and an artist, that is both flattering and humbling, and it also says a lot about the spirit of this amazing couple.
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Hey – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2018 portrait sessions, as well as 2018 and 2019 weddings.