Friday, December 5, 2008

Show and Tell... (Elyse + John)

I was the kid in kindergarten who took show and tell VERY seriously.... whether that meant bringing my kid sister doll ( along with her ENTIRE wardrobe) into class, gathering every sea shell I had ever collected and dumping them on my desk, or simply lugging my whole toy box into our share circle, I always loved to share more than required, necessary, or even desired... but much like today, I couldn't help it.
I sit here at my editing perch for hours trying to pick images to share on the blog but each time I do, I feel like I am enduring a form of chinese water torture.
No, I am not being dramatic.... just honest.
With each rejection, saying goodbye to an image is one drip...then another drip and another and another.. for hundreds of images. drip. drip. drip. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I think all my images are blog worthy or even that good for that matter... I just want to share my whole experience with each and every one of you EVERY time. I want you to experience everything I experienced and see everything I saw!
I've been told I post too many images, I've been told I need to play a little hard to get and not be so willing to share everything all at once (I think that particular comment was directed at more than my just blog though...hmm?) and I was even told tonight that a good photographer should be able to tell a story in 5 images or less. And yes, I agree with all of them.... but for yesterday, today, and probably for many many posts here-forth, I will continue to post too many images and continue to share more than I need to because I just can't help it.... I don't want to help it. I love life, I love taking pictures of life, and I love sharing life. So cheers to many more hours of chinese water torture and blog posts that are way too long... thank you for being apart of the "share circle" and enduring the full wardrobe display! ;)

[and thank you to all my lovely friends who receive countless emails that say..."which image do you like better, I cant decide?" ;) ]


Now onto John and Elyse...
You all saw the surprise engagement, .... now here is what took place during the day leading up to the moment :)

With Elyse assuming she was just modeling for my portfolio, here are some of the fun images we got.

















xoxo!

(ps) special thanks to the Zickell family for granting us access to your lovely cape house to shoot!

38 comments:

Mary Marantz said...

Omigosh!!! These are AMAZING shy!! I say keep em coming baby! I HEART your work so much and I can never get enough. Ummm and those boots....I need them. like now. they rock!

love you!
M:)

Matt Dorroh said...

Love these! This shoot has such an awesome feel and flow to it, great stuff :)

Kapaldo Family said...

I don't think you can post enough photos! I love looking at your work
-Diana

Kari Crowe said...

i love them all!

chipgillespie said...

You're my favorite. :)

jamiedelaine said...

SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!! Girl, these are fantastic-phenomenal-amazing-delicious. Pretty much. Wow, they are SO hot together! I want photos like this of me and my hubby someday!!

Anna Yu said...

Shyla, don't listen to anyone, keep posting a lot! please, you make us all so happy, and there is never enough, really! mwuaaahhh!

andrew said...

Shy, these are absolutely fantastic!!! Keep posting more images and forget what everyone else says. :)

Lauri said...

I LOVE these. I've been a huge blog stalker for some time now but just had to comment b/c these are SO amazing! :-)

Kelley said...

Shyla, I looooove these! Seriously awesome - and totally not too many :-) Hope you're great!

Annemarie said...

Posting, posting, posting....keep them images rolling....rawhide - or something like that. I think you need to post more!!! Love you, and your work, and your images...you are simply amazing missy!! And I agree with Jamie...one day....again.....I would love to get in front of you and your camera with you know who! :) Love you!! xoxo.

Annemarie said...

Posting, posting, posting....keep them images rolling....rawhide - or something like that. I think you need to post more!!! Love you, and your work, and your images...you are simply amazing missy!! And I agree with Jamie...one day....again.....I would love to get in front of you and your camera with you know who! :) Love you!! xoxo.

Marianne Wilson said...

What a gorgeous couple! These photos are so fun and beautiful!

Elyse said...

I love you Shyla.. thank you so much for these photos! I am so blessed to have a man like John, and friends like you!

Mark W. said...

Shyla - I am extremely inspired by your photography. Keep the images coming - the more the better!

www.luciaphotography.com said...

Thanks for sharing all these! Im with you.. how could you pick? Im glad you posted each one of these ;)

Shyla said...

to the two strapping gentlemen who have unwillingly modeled the infamous "fur hat" for me in the past... Ill have you know it wasn't MY idea this time... I don't repeat wardrobes. ;)

Suzanne said...

Yay :) They came out great!
xoxo

Katelyn said...

Great job! Gorgeous photos! I completely agree with you when it comes to trying to narrow down the photos. So hard! Why not share them all :-D And I must say I agree with jamie and annemarie too. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! Keep it up!

Jenny said...

Shyla!! These pics are amazing..as always :) We may need to put some framed ones up in the cape house..hehe!

erica sergio said...

these are just stunning. the more photos the better. why not share as much beauty with the world as we can, right?

Kilipohi said...

Your pictures are amazing. I love seeing all of them. I too know how hard it is to pear them down. I always tend ot think more is better.

Abigail Q said...

BEAUTIFUL! and I beg to differ~ how could YOU ever, possibly, in a million years, even begin to post too many images?!?

Heaven's Eye Phtotography said...

It's time to thicken the skin again. Focus on these wonderful comments of support. Put those blinders on to what others think about anything and keep following your heart. We fall in love with your heart and passion in each shoot, not because you follow all the rules and care what others think. No need for an explanation...just take a bow and keep on clickin! Love ya. This is the happiest, most beautiful day and I have already put mine and Jake's heads on all the pics;) K

wrecklessgirl said...

ironically, my first thought when i view your blog posts is, "wow, there aren't too many here, i wish there were more...dang. too bad." something along those lines. screw everyone else. post for yourself. this is YOUR space, not their's.

this is the shyla blog, not the consensus-from-every-other-photographer-and-what-they-want-shyla-to-do blog.

and that is all i have to say, sister.

<3k.

ohana photographers said...

we get people tell us that all the time. we must remember that we not only post for ourselves, most importantly we're posting for our clients. i can't tell you how happy they are to see crazy amounts of images. even if they are'nt "blog worthy" they are to them. we're thrilled you post as much as you do and wish all the time we could see every single oh how we love thee!!! we are SO happy you decided to post everything you want, we can NEVER and will NEVER get enough of you and your amazing images. we could look at your work ALL day and sometimes do ;)
xoxo

Amy Martin said...

Hey Shy! Love the feel of these... so great! :)

Katie said...

What a marvelous series! Those two make me want to be *in love* (as did the proposal itself, simply breathtaking!).

Gotta say I agree with Mary - do you know who makes those boots? I want a pair!

Elyse said...

Alright, I'll spill the beans for all you fashinistas! :)

They are Timberland, I got them last year at Journeys.

Enoch Photography said...

Shyla ... these are sooooo beautiful and romantic. Honestly ... i wish I looked that good in a hat. darn it. //enoch

Kristen Dawn said...

Ugh how lucky are you to have such fuuuun models!!?? Amazing job I LOVE the fresh feel this collection had.

Val McCormick Photography said...

Shyla super romantic girl! I love them. I want those boots! Beautiful work :-)

|| davidjay || said...

These are amazing pictures!

Brett and I are just finishing up the tour DVD and I were grabbing all the pics and graphics off your blog.

Sorry I've been out of touch - it's been a whirlwind but know that you are loved and appreciated!

Joshua said...

Great pictures. Keep up the great work.

.E. said...

love your work.. totally awesome I will be back to have a look at more..

KBP said...

Shy! seriously??? these are fantastic babe! Way to go!! so jealous!!

Sara Montour said...

These are GORGEOUS! They make me want to fall in love!

Cindy Cieluch Photography said...

ridiculously awesome, shyla!

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