Amy: portraits {denver, co engagement & wedding photographer}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I am about to tell you may convince all of you that I am just a creeper with a camera, but I'm going to tell you anyways, and hopefully convince you otherwise ;)

Sometimes I'm at a party, or shopping at the mall, or stalking people on facebook, and I see or meet someone and the first thought that comes into my head is: "I really want to photograph that person."    Because over the last few years as I've photographed literally hundreds of people, I've become more and more intrigued with the unique make-up of every single person.  And sometimes I see people that are just begging to be photographed.  One time it happened to me as I was walking out of the mall. . .I walked past a mom and her two little girls, both about 6-7 yrs. old and they were sporting the cutest curly red hair I have ever seen.  In the few split seconds that passed as we were passing each other, I came so close to pulling out a business card and asking if I could do a portrait session of them. . .but I didn't.  I kicked myself afterwards for being a chicken :P (it's now officially on my dream list to do a shoot of a random person that I stop somewhere and ask if I can photograph them)

I met Amy about 6 years ago while we were both going through a girls discipleship program in Dallas.  I didn't get to know her super well during that time, but afterwards we were FB friends and every time one of her pictures popped up in my news feed I had that same thought: "I really want to photograph her."  There was just something about her big brown eyes and gypsy style that assured me that she would be fabulous in front of the camera.  I knew she was from the Denver area, so a few weeks ago when I was looking for models for my Colorado internship she was the first person that came to mind.  So I sent her one of those slightly awkward messages that goes something like: "Um, hi. . .we haven't seen each other in almost 6 years, and you probably don't remember me, but I was wondering. . .can I take your picture??"  And lucky for me she wasn't creeped out by my random request and said yes!

Some of you may have see one of my statuses a few weeks ago about this shoot--I was pretty giddy afterwards because these are seriously some of my favorite portraits I have everrrrr taken.

Thank you thank you Amy for not being creeped out by my request, you totally rocked it!




























Much Love.
Jessica Shae
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30 comments:

  1. She's DEFINITELY gorgeous!! You did such a grrrrreat job, girl.

    And yayy for you for asking the question!! That would be a huggggggge jump for me. =)

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  2. wwooooww these are gorgeous! I especially love #7 -- oh, and that purple flare in #1 is ahhhmazing. :)
    Just a quick question.... I love the rounded corners in your blog pics. Is that a LR export preset? Or do you apply that to all your pictures {even to the ones for printing?}

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  3. Oh my goodness -- those are beautiful. There's such a elegant simplicity and most certainly gypsy feel to the photos. My favorite is the photo number six; the diptych is stunning and the photo on the right is so delicate. Absolutely gorgeous photos. Almost ethereal in quality.

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  4. Jessica! these are freakin' gorgeous!!

    Also, I just wanted to share with you something I wrote on my blog last week:

    "Sometimes I just get this feeling about people that they’re cool and I get all like “Ahhhhh! I wish I knew them so we could do a photo shoot!” Normally I don’t act on this instinct because I’m (surprisingly) shy, but as soon as my sis heard me say I wanted to do a photo shoot she wouldn’t let me not ask them about it."

    So, um, I totally know the feeling. And isn't it so fun stepping out of our comfort zone and asking to take pics?!

    Again, these are fab. The lighting is so perfect.

    -Stephanie

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  5. I think these are my favorite portraits you've taken. Ever. Seriously, stunning. The light is so so gorgeous. Amy is ridiculously gorgeous and I adore her style. I'm just kind of rambling with gushy comments, but I can't help it. ;)

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  6. Those are beautiful! I love the feel of them. :) Those are some of your best work!! You were very lucky to take her pictures. She's so pretty! :)

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  7. Oh, JESSICA!! These are so beautiful and so is SHE!! I can imagine how excited you were :D.And the LOCATION is marvelous. I give you the grade of 114 and a "Woohoo!" Haha :D.

    P.S. The whole "I really want to photograph that person." I think that ALL the time. Lol.

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  8. Gorgeous! I just love the lighting in All the pics!
    Great job!

    Emily

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  9. This is all too gorgeous for words. <3 Stunning girl, stunning photos. The lighting is just sublime!

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  10. oh my goodness wow. these photos are absolutely stunning!!

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  11. Great pictures!

    Melissa~
    melissascapturedmoments.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my gosh, Jessica these are outstanding.
    Just jaw dropping.
    Eliza

    www.afieldofsunflowers95.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my goodness! Those are stunning! Love!

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  14. Those are absolutely stunning, Jessica! Where do you find all of that gorgeous, yummy sunlight?? (smile) My favorites include: 1, 7, 10, 16....okay, all of them. :) Blessings!! With Joy in Christ, Elizabeth

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  15. You've done it again Jessica! Just beautiful.

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  16. Gah...the location and the girl are simply stunning. i'm in love! :)

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  17. Oh my goodness!! STUNNING. Perfectly STUNNING. She reminds me of someone from a Jane Austen film. And the scenery is glorious. I'm just a little bit jealous of your fantastic job! haha! Great work!!

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  18. I wish I had big brown eyes!

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  19. holy cow!!!!!!!! So dreamy and perfect!you should totally try entering these in a competition! :D

    Great job!
    -Lydia

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  20. Beautiful, just beautiful. Great job, Jessica! :)

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  21. oh wow!!!!!!!!! absolutely gorgeous! <3!

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  22. Ok wow!! Some of these seriously look like model portfolio shots. :) Beautiful on many levels! <3

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  23. Wow! I absolutely love them. All of them :) The lighting is beautiful<3. And yes I'm like that too. I was visiting a church and this young family had three adorable little kids and I wanted soo badly to take pictures of them :) but I'm to shy to ask :/

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  24. Amy, what a sweetheart, I was on her team, team 2 to be exact at EXCEL. So super funny!

    Do you remember me? I remember you Jessica! :)

    Great photos. :)

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  25. lol, that was such an awkward comment. :P

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  26. i absolutely ADORE her outfit + your work lately jess.

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  27. whoa.

    I guess that you published this a long time ago, but I have to comment because these are STUNNING! I almost fell sideways at the beauty of it all...her, the light, the setting...sheesh, I love it. :)

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Jessica Shae