this session was a whirlwind–and i mean that in the best of ways. lindsay gee was one of the seventeen photographers that attended my workshop last week. herself, her husband colin & her daughter had driven down from penticton for the workshop and she emailed me about taking some photos for them. i knew i’d be too much of a stressball to photograph them before the workshop, so i said let’s do it the morning after! unfortunately for them, they received a very exhausted photographer who had difficulty speaking words that made sense. ;) i joke. but it was pretty bad. i had been emailing with lindsay for weeks, not to mention spent the entire day with her monday… but during our session tuesday morning i fully forgot her name for two seconds before remembering it. ah, lindsay, i’m so embarrassing to myself! thank you for loving me, regardless of my exhausted state. note: lindsay has a ROCKIN’ website. seriously one of the best i’ve seen. so much personality this girl has. i’d hire her.
lindsay & colin have the cutest story. man. i love it. so far from ordinary. lindsay was the “shake girl” working at the gym, colin was the man who came in to work out often–and often noticed the cute redhead behind the counter. lindsay had been watching him, too–and taking care to look extra-cute on the days he’d regularly work out. one morning, she came into work an emotional mess: having just finished a huge fight with one of her friends. [“and i never fight like that… since like grade three!”] as the story goes, colin approached her and said, you look tired. how’s your day going? lindsay, as open as she is, began to spill the whole friendship issue. [i love that about lindsay. i’m like that too. i just let people in. quickly. ask me what’s up, you’ll find out what’s up!] lindsay was intrigued with his listening skills… but even more so, when the next week colin came in again and asked for a friendship update. he joked, what can i say? i had my notebook out to make sure i had all the details correct.
women love to be listened to. lindsay was hooked. they started dating, were engaged three months later [hello! when you know, you know!] and then lindsay got pregnant. ;) they had their first child last june and in july, lindsay & colin had a surprise wedding. yep, you heard that right: a surprise wedding. it was a weekend in july 2010, a ton of their extended family happened to be in town, they hired a photographer, told the families they were taking “family pictures” and then lindsay in a wedding gown, colin in a suit, the wedding officiant behind them, walked in and got married! lindsay said you’ve never seen so many confused, happy, perplexed faces in your life. i can’t imagine! but i love it. i was honoured to take their “almost one year anniversary” photos. these two were SUPER natural in front of the camera. for real. loved it.
to see a few more photos of linsday & colin’s anniversary session CLICK HERE for the slideshow!