November 13, 2009

Of yellow fleeces and the giggles

Meet the Iversons. Candice, as you may remember, was the winner of the 2009 Shoot to Fight Cancer, benefiting the Relay For Life. She and her husband amaze me.

They surprised their family and friends at Thanksgiving two years ago, with a surprise wedding. The two of them are such a blast to be around...I couldn't stop laughing...with them or at them. Brian is so sweet with her, and she adores him.

It was such a privilege to be able to shoot them. Over the last year, they have both lost an incredible amount of weight - 60 pounds for Candice and 120 pounds for Brian. This shoot was later in the year as they hit their latest benchmarks. An awesome chance to capture them right where they are right now.

We had some pretty funny moments - especially during the 'arches' spot. There was another photog who was shooting a high school senior there. They must have spent more than 45 minutes in. one. spot. Just. one. spot. We were doing some creative cropping, but yellow fleece guy kept showing up in the background. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long, long time.

Anyway, I digress. Onto my faves!

I said, "Will you lean up against that arch?" Thanks, Mr. Literal.

Give me your best creative idea. This is what I got:

I love it.

I have never met a girly-er girl than Candice.

Congrats, you two...can't wait for you to see the rest!! ♥


Nancy E said...

I love these photos -- they look SO incredibly happy and so warm in these shots! My fave is the "legs" :) You rock.

Candice Iverson said...

We had so much fun! Thank you so much for such a great day with AMAZING photos! Love you!

marie said...

Oh my gosh...I just LOVE LOVE this photo shoot. Shelley, I am just speechless. SO freakin' perfect.

Candicita - you look beautiful :-) I love the leg perfectly you guys!

Brian Iverson said...

I had a fantastic time and am glad that I could share such a fun time with Candice and Shelley.

Theresa said...

I'm just drooling over the fact that she has different shoes on in like every pic! :)