If you are an avid reader of Alex the Photo Blog (and I know you are!), then you know Lou! Well, back in 2010, Lou let me test out my latest lighting setup for a studio shoot for his newly launched website. We came away with a bunch of fun photos, one of which ended up making it's rounds at the office and on his Match.com profile. Little known to the two of us how much one little photo can impact the rest of your life. His lovely fiance, Erin, was searching around on the site in late 2010 and clicked on it simply because she thought it was so unique, sending him a little message that would change his life. Now they are engaged to be married in September (and you-know-who is the photographer!). I am so excited for the both of them, and also so glad I could be a part of how they met. :) Since then, I've actually been hired for a few online dating photo sessions and have fun doing them. Who knows what a new photo could do for you... here's the one of Lou that made all the difference:
For their engagements they hired me to come hang out with them for a day. They said they would not pose for any photos (unless they were funny). Of course everyone needs a little guidance on how and where to do what, but these two were just naturally comfortable in front of the camera making my job much easier. I'll start off with the one that got such great buzz on Facebook with almost 100 "likes."
Then our loose-take on Annie Lebovitz' John and Yoko Rolling Stone photo (no, Lou didn't want to get naked).