1.06.2012

telling a story

they say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  i think they are right.  nothing other than a camera can capture so much emotion and love and joy and beauty in just one small instant.  taking pictures of people, i'm learning, is like getting a cast of characters and being asked to author their story.  with a snap of the shutter you begin putting words together, writing a tale, that you hope will reflect their lives.

to capture the love of two people is an honor. you step inside their romantic world to frame bits and pieces of their passion to make time stand still, so that when fifty years have gone by and they look upon these images it will take them right back. right back to being young and in love with abandon.
















i hope i wrote your story well, matt and alison.

this was my first time taking pictures of a couple. normally i am bribing kids, making whacky bird noises while lying and saying a butterfly is flying above my head just to con them into a smile or five.  when you are dealing with adults, it's so easy.  they totally obey.  : )

have i told you lately how much i love to use my camera? it is so fun telling stories with it.  i hope you are capturing bits and pieces of your life, telling your story, too. 


linking with my dear, rach ~


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30 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures! Wish you lived closer you could take my picture.

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  2. Taking pictures of people is my favorite thing to take pictures of, because I'm telling a story! Great job Carissa!

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  3. These are adorable! Lovely coat :)

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  4. you are so talented, my friend. these tell a story for sure!

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  5. This is a wonderful story! I love the way you captured their love for each other.

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  6. you did an amazing job!

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  7. Beautiful pictures as always!

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  8. You're doing great things with that camera and telling beautiful stories. I adore pictures...they are priceless. You are gifting people with memories and that is truly a blessing!

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  9. Lovely pictures, my friend! Lovely!

    I am laughing about how you wrote about the "clucking" -- that's almost a daily noise in our home when there is picture taking going on.

    You are talented. And I know you told their story well. Beautifully.

    love ya.

    rach

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  10. These are lovely. Beautiful work!

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  11. Great job Carissa! These are beautiful. I especially love the sun flare-y ones :)

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  12. So cute. My favorite is him in the distance and her close to you looking away. :)
    i love telling stories with my camera and I think you did a fine job of it, my dear.

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  13. Beautiful pictures dear - love it! :) Ahh, couples!! Cuteness.

    love,
    ~Bree

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  14. These are...gorgeous. My favorite is #7. Something about the lighting makes it look fairy-tale-ish. So lovely.

    Great work, Carissa! These are all so, so, so beautiful.

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  15. Seriously gorgeous pictures!

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  16. Love them all! You are talented. Love my camera too.

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  17. I'm near the photographer that you are, but honey, I LOVE my cameras! I have one with me no matter where I am. It is a part of me!

    These are great and I know they loved them and you are right, they will look back on them and it will conjure up all kinds of memories.

    Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday for MM. Hugs to you!

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  18. Great photos, Carissa! You definitely captured their story :). What lens did you use? And I hope to get pointers with how to take photos against the light like that please :). Have a great weekend!

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  19. i love photo shoots with hubs. this is so lovely.

    xoxo

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  20. So beautiful!!! Wonderful job!! :)

    xo

    MacKensie
    http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

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  21. What beautiful pictures! I love how you captured the sunlight in so many of the pictures. They are such a cute couple! I really love her coat too--so pretty! :)

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  22. carissa, these photos are lovely and fabulous. very well done, and what a darling couple, too!

    happy weekend to you xo

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  23. Beautiful pictures Carissa! Reminds me of my daughter's recent "save the date" photo shoot. Oh my goodness, my daughter is getting married in June. Where does the time go?

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  24. The sunflare shots are amazing! Beautifully captured!!

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  25. your pictures are wonderful. I am learning...slowly but surely.

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  26. beautiful! i'm terrified to start taking photos of couples...you make it look so easy! :)

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  27. Beautiful pictures...You are so super talented!!!

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  28. I love the picture with the Spanish moss (Is that what it is?) hanging from the trees! You do great work!!

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