Samantha in Stiglmeier at Sunset

This title just kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

I’ve been AWOL for a little bit and I’m not quite sure why!

I guess I wasn’t shooting as much, and school got in the way, so I missed a week or two. No matter! I’m back now, I’ve got an exciting post planned for tomorrow, and a couple other planned for later this week and beyond! Let’s get into Stiglmeier with Samantha, and the return of golden hour!

It was a bit of a chilly day but still warm enough to be outside for an extended period of time. We honestly didn’t even do a lot of shooting because Samantha and I can talk each other’s ears off. We’re probably the worst people to invite to a party because we have no concept of time and will be those people standing there, talking for eternities, but, like, still invite us please because we’re really fun people!

I mean, can anyone go wrong with the laugh in the above photo? I’m happy I’m getting my signature warm tones back in my photos, and I feel like they’re going to get far better with the warmer days coming this April and May. Eeee!

Now for the fun part of the shoot. We were driving back from Stiglmeier and the sunset (as you can see in the above photo) was honestly too good. The sky was perfectly clear and I tapped Samantha on the arm and said, “Oh, gosh, pull over, pull over, c’mon, c’mon, here here here here!” She was very confused, but went with the flow, and we pulled over on the side of the road on a rather busy street. I had my camera in my lap, so we got out, and waited for the cars to clear. Without saying anything, I walked into the middle of the road and she followed, clearly very nervous.

Below is what we captured.

She was worried the whole time; cars kept stopping, unsure of what was happening, but I kept shooting. A couple people rolled down the windows to voice their concerns or hype us up a little, so I smiled and threw up a peace sign a couple times. We got back into the car and Samantha, seemingly out of breath, said something along the lines of: “Oh my gosh, I’ve never done anything like that before! That was exhilarating!”

Exhilarating it was!

I unfortunately destroyed the sunset with my exposure for these photos but I honestly don’t even care. I love the emotion I captured. All of this is raw, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

From there, we drove to a coffee shop (because I always go to coffee shops sometimes), and sat and talked there until they announced they were closing the store (which was at 10pm. I would try to cover all the subjects we crossed but we seriously bounce around between so many things that it’s impossible to remember. We’re just talkative.

We seriously talk a lot.

Like, a lot.

Parting shots:

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