10.03.2008

The Reason





So it's definitely been awhile since I've posted. I always get behind the ball... meaning to catch up... not wanting to post new stuff and then post stuff before it that no one will ever see. However... I just can't hold back on this one.



One of the big reasons I haven't gotten around to posting... is that most of my free time and probably too much of my work time lately has been spent getting to know one of the most fabulous people I have ever met! And that would be this beautiful woman you're looking at... Annemarie. I'll save all the wonderful stories for these other blog posts that I intend to get around to... but back to the reason for these pictures and this post.





Recently our dear friend and photographer Shyla had Annemarie out to the east coast to help her shoot a wedding in Martha's Vineyard. They had a wonderful weekend together... and ended up grabbing some amazing shots (check them out) of Annemarie one of the days. I, of course, loved them! Thank you Shyla, you're fabulous!! I also immediately wanted to reciprocate.



After getting a sneak peek of these pics on my iPhone, I immediately turned to my buddy DJ (who happens to be a legit photographer) while we were standing around after church. I asked him if he wanted to take some shots of me real quick... super low key... but just something. It only took him a split second to throw out the fact that our good friend and super star photographer Jasmine was coming into town this week and she'd be awesome at something like that.



So Jasmine and I traded emails back and forth a little bit... and she was sweet enough to go out with me for a couple hours this week and grab some shots. Jasmine and I have known each other for the past couple of years... but really got to know each other through living on a tour bus together this summer. We had some great conversations as the wheels on the bus went round and round. She's so much fun and has such a wonderful heart! Oh yeah... and she's got some serious skills too! I mean... she made someone like me look half way decent in some photos. :o)

You can see more of 'em here.

Thank you Jasmine for helping me reciprocate!!! You are wonderful!

8 Comments:

Blogger *Lissa* said...

Your photos turned out awesome!

10/03/2008 4:57 PM  
Blogger || davidjay || said...

I would've felt funny seeing you with your shirt undone and smiling at me like that.

10/03/2008 5:13 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

I still can't believe that you were able to pull this off as a total surprise. I love that you did this, and love that I have some HOT HOT HOT pics of you for my desktops on all my computers! :) xoxo

And while I'm so thankful to Jasmine for taking these pics...I would have paid good money to have seen DJ taking them of you!!! LOL!

10/03/2008 5:32 PM  
Anonymous David said...

I am at a loss for words. I'm not sure if I am now gay or if I need to find a new best friend. I would have paid good money to watch that shoot go down. Nonetheless good pics cutie.

10/03/2008 6:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah Shalley said...

I've already talked to Annemarie about these so I feel pretty confident that she won't mind my telling you that you're GORGEOUS! Ya'll are super sweet for one another. I LOVED the images of her too. Ya'll are so pretty it almost makes me sick. :)

Loved meeting you both in Houston and hope that I get to hang out again someday.

Much Love-

10/04/2008 10:06 AM  
Blogger All About the Arredondos said...

What a GORGEOUS couple you are!!! And even more importantly that your happiness shows through in those beautiful smiles! Great pics!

10/07/2008 12:17 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

It was MY pleasure...you're a true model! :)

10/07/2008 5:53 PM  
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