Amy and Mike were the best couple to welcome 2014 with! We met them down at the Art’s Factory and had some quick drinks. I too decided to have a drink which after not having any alcohol for almost a year since Caleb was just born in December, I became somewhat of a lightweight. I am proud to say that this was my first shoot that I was completely drunk while working and Amy and Mike completely encouraged it. So, they’re pretty awesome. I should clarify that Mike was the one shooting while I held lights and posed them but hey, how many people can say that the person they are working for paid for and wanted them to be intoxicated while working? Coolest job ever. We all had laughs and good times hanging out in the Art’s District before heading down to Fremont Street.
They have a pretty great story of how they met:
“Amy likes to say that we met at the worst party of all time. Amy was in law school in Minnesota and went to New York for the first time with her roommate. Her roommate was going to NYC to see a guy she was interested in. That guy had a small dinner party at his apartment in the East Village so that his friends could meet this woman he was interested in. His apartment was tiny, and once everyone was there and seated at a table he’d set up in his living room, it was virtually impossible to move around. Amy was trapped at the table between a conversation about someone’s mom’s cancer (not a conversation to jump on into) and a conversation about Russian literature (boring). So Amy drank a lot of wine. Mike was one of the friends at the party, but he was trapped on the other side of the table politely nodding and smiling about whatever the woman next to him was talking about. Eventually Mike got himself out of that conversation and moved over to the computer and switched the really terrible jazz that was playing to Elvis. Amy’d had enough wine by that time so she decided she needed to talk to the guy who just played Elvis. We learned we both love Elvis and share the same birthday. We spent the rest of the weekend together, and have been together ever since.”
One more note: any time a couple tells us how “terrible” they are taking photos, I laugh and say, “Challenge Accepted.” These guys included made for a great shoot and a super fun time. Congrats A & M!
Hair and Make-up: Francesca Lombardo at Bobbie Pin Beauty