Alex and I met a few years back when he needed some help shooting video for a wedding. I got a message one day asking if I ever shot any video and if I was willing to help him video a wedding. At that point I had just gotten a camera that did video and never even touched the video feature. But I told him I was up for the challenge. We drove all the way to Atlanta to shoot that wedding. Although Alex still tells me I did a good job, I know that I didn’t. I did horrible BUT he asked me to come back and help him on another a few weeks later. This was the start of me learning video and eventually incorporating what he taught me, into my own business.
Alex and I still shoot video for each other. He second shoots for me and I second shoot for him, when we need help. But I owe all that I know about video and editing to him. Alex recently rebranded his company and started SouthLens Studio.
You may also remember me shooting Alex and Katie’s wedding a little over a year ago. That wedding was one of my first “serious” weddings and still one of my favorites to this day. Since their wedding Alex and Katie have become very dear friends of Sara and I. We even have a trip to go back to Jamaica with them next year.
For their anniversary session, they were very open for location ideas. For the past few years I have wanted to do a session in a cotton field and I would either miss the small window of cotton harvesting or not have a couple willing to make the hour and a half drive to the cotton field. But we saw this a perfect opportunity to do something we’ve wanted to do for a while.
First we headed to Mt. Laurel which was about 30 min from our cotton field. This was the first time we shot there and we think it went very well. That little town has a lot to work with. We timed the shoot perfectly so we would arrive at the cotton field just before sunset and be right in the middle of what us photographers call “golden hour.”
The cotton field was exactly what we thought it would be and having a beautiful couple just accentuated the beauty of the location.
Let us know what you guys think of this session in the comments below.