Not only did Ally and Andy have a beautiful backdrop for their engagement shoot with Kene, but they also have a great story together; nothing is better than the priceless moment of finally getting to be with the girl of your dreams. Ally and Andy went to high-school together and after heading separate directions in life their paths have led them back to each other. With all the twists and turns that life takes, you can just look at a story like theirs and marvel how the every day life of sitting in a high-school classroom can lead to the unexpected joy of a dream come true. Congratulations Ally and Andy!
It’s Monday and sometimes we need a little Monday cheer. How about a family of three that is about to make four. This beautiful mother is due any day now and Kene is very excited to photograph the journey of this child’s first year. This is just the beginning folks, stay tuned for newborn shots all the way through the first birthday.
These are some of our favorite family images to date, just ask Ryan. It’s funny too because Kene was a little uncertain about them, didn’t think they were his best. After I saw how good they really were, I asked him why he wasn’t sure? He said, “Because it didn’t feel like work.”
So as you can see our jobs are pretty good–Kene got to hang out in the park with a cool family on a Sunday afternoon. This family hired Kene to be Kene. When the pressure is gone, when you are welcomed like a part of the family, when they’ve hired YOU to be YOU, instead of thinking about expectations, you get to be an artist. And these authentic captures are the result. Kene watched, engaged and captured the nuances of these children, the moments of this family and told the story of this Sunday in the park.
I’m very excited to be the one writing this post today instead of Kene. Why? Because Kene and his wife Adriane just welcomed their third child, Sage Doyle Sperry into the world. All are happy and healthy and home together now. Next week, I get the honor of capturing Kene’s family and it’s newest member in these first weeks together. Of course, we’ll be sharing a few shots with you too.
For today we have another wonderful family that we are sharing with you. Two years ago, Kene captured Kim and Chris’s wedding weekend in picturesque Rowayton, CT. When Kim’s good friend Ali got engaged she knew she wanted Kene to photograph her Bedford, NY wedding. Kim was so excited that Kene would be photographing Ali’s wedding and that he would be able to capture her family and it’s newest member.
Kim and I have emailed back and forth for two years now, so I sort of feel like I know her. I love working at Eye in the Sky because the relationships with our clients continue for years.
Enjoy your Wednesday pick up with these happy family shots.
For a while now, we’ve run into Jade Morris (second from left in the group photo) at weddings a couple of times per month through the summer and worked with Vega Creations on various things (they make pretty excellent signs and logos around Bozeman, Moxie’s and ours included). Between those two connections, Kene found himself down at Moxie’s unique mod-styled salon in Bozeman to shoot some commercial work. I can only imgine how much fun it was to shoot and I know personally it was a blast to edit! What a neat space and beautiful ladies! Enjoy!
September 29, 2012
Ryan and I showed up to the Rainbow Ranch around noon Saturday and sat by the Gallatin River sipping on our lattes. The colors of Autumn were everywhere. I love my job and sometimes it does not even feel like work when everything is in place and there is no rush. Ryan arrived early to set up the strobes and computer; this makes my job so much more enjoyable because we just showed up and were ready to document and document the essence of the day. Things happen much more organically and slower when you just sit back and observe and watch. I am not a photographer who likes to force things but I also know when to steal the couple when the light is popping to get the shot. It is a fine balance to play the “fly on the wall” but also engage at the right time.
Ryan has been a huge asset to Eye in the Sky this summer and seems to get more dialed in with the process and flow each and every wedding. I work with the people, candids and couples primarily and he captures all of the details, creative angles and bridal portraits.
Adam and Aida’s wedding had it all; the perfect light, autumn colors, diverse cultural people from all over the world and a beautiful couple.
This was an exquisite Bosnian woman meets handsome American Ohio boy. Aida had an exotic Eastern European look and was so easy to photograph her that I am almost certain she will be a cover bride somewhere.
These two are so blessed with loyal friends, they have this energy together to attract people to them. I guess this is why their friends flew from all over the country and even overseas to be a part of this experience. Truly this is what it is all about with weddings to share an experience together.
Rainbow Ranch once again hit a home-run while the Andrew Gromiller Band rocked the party keeping everyone on the dance floor the entire time. As we packed up to leave at around 1am I looked around and captured two more images: A group of people gathering around the fire warming up while the DJ was setting up to take the party into the early morning and the couple kissing right by the barn as they watched all of their friends around the fire.
These two know how to party and celebrate LIFE that is for certain. I am so grateful for my job and honored that they trusted me and my team to document such a monumental day.
Thank you Adam and Aida, we wish you much happiness and love in your future!!!
Keep it in the moment