An ode to those special clients

When I look back at the career that I’ve had as a photographer, some special clients really encouraged me at various points in my life. In high school, some of my closest friends and their families took a chance on me and had me take photos for them. 

My best friend, Abigail, has always been one of those people. Nearly 15 years ago, we ventured to a nearby state park for my first-ever grad photo session. Five years later, she was engaged and I had my first-ever engagement session with Abigail and her husband Chris.

They’re approaching their 10th anniversary, and we decided to do another round of photos together. They live in Appleton and they are big fans of McFleshman’s Brewing. We headed there on a sunny winter afternoon, however, upon arrival, we discovered that their winter hours had recently gone into effect and they were, in fact, closed. We headed around the corner instead to Appleton Beer Factory and pretty much had the place to ourselves as we did a quick mini-session before things got busy.

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Both of them are really into reading (give Abby a follow on Instagram; Chris is an award-winning English teacher in the Appleton area) and wanted to have an authentic experience. I really let them lead the day so that they could feel comfortable and walk away with authentic photos to showcase their relationship.