Jen and Tim Engagements 4-11-10

You're locked in now, brother.

You’re locked in now, brother.

It’s not everyday that I get to photograph a couple like these two. Every photographer has his or her own muse. A person that inspires and trusts them to experiment with their craft. For this shoot, I got to do engagement photos for my muse.

Tim and I have been friends for a few years now, first meeting when his band Philo was playing the Mill Hill Basement on the regular. I was blown away at his stage persona and incredible vocal range. He also has a gift for writing a catchy hook. After going to a show of theirs in Bordentown and hanging on the outskirts of their crew for a night, I just *knew* we had to become friends.

A few weeks after our first meeting I photographed Philo for the Trentonian at their “studio.” The band bought a 30-pack, and we had one hell of a night. The rest, as they say, is history.

I say that Tim’s my muse because he LOVES to have his photo taken. The words “camera whore” don’t even begin to describe his addiction to cameras. However, that makes him the perfect subject. He’ll do just about anything I ask him to with regard to photos. He lets me experiment.

Fast forward to now – Tim’s now the frontman of Honah Lee, and is engaged to Jenny, a sweet, fun, and wonderful girl that is the perfect match for him. I wondered when I first met Tim what kind of girl could tame his wild ways and corral him into marriage. Surprisingly, the “king of partying” found his queen. Jenny plain and simple rules the school. These two personify a healthy, happy, loving relationship and I couldn’t be more honored that they asked me to photograph their wedding.

Because these two love to laugh and play we ended up with a literal boatload of photos. This is a difficult shoot to edit because I’m so attached to them and want to keep all the photos. However I’ve pared it down as much as I could. Here are my favorite favorites. Enjoy!

Their wedding is coming up at the end of June. I think I’m going to have to buy more memory cards. <3

4 Responses to “Jen and Tim Engagements 4-11-10”

  1. Helen Triol Drozd says:

    Photos are amazing! Jen is beautiful and Tim looks only mildly tamed so far. What a fun couple! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  2. You are a very talented young woman. The pictures and most of all the poses are GREAT!!! It was hard to pick out a favorite one because they are all so wonderful!!! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!! One day I am sure you will be famous and I will be able to say that I saw your earlier work

  3. Michelle says:

    Helen and JoAnn – thank you SO much for your kind words!

    I too am SUPER excited for this wedding. I can’t wait to see how handsome/beautiful the two of them will look! It’s going to be hard for me to shoot through the tears of joy. 🙂

  4. caroline says:

    Looks like it should be a fun wedding!