I don’t shoot weddings.  I really don’t.  Don’t even ask me to do it.  It is a specialty, and doing it right is too important, so I won’t dabble in it.

But I will occasionally do engagement shoots for special people.  Regular followers of this blog will recognize Alyssa Cave, and know that she is a very special friend, collaborator, and teammate. When she and her fiance’ asked me to collaborate on a unique engagement shoot, I was happy and honored to be a part of it.

Alyssa and JT are pretty hardcore Star Wars fans.  I am not in their league: their knowledge of the lore, canon, backstories, trivia, well it far, far away (see what I did there?) exceeds mine.  We three do concur on the horror that is Jar Jar Binks, that Han Solo shot first, and that Darth Vader has a Presence that cannot be denied.

This was a shoot where everything just worked.  They arrived at the studio and began preparing: they already knew exactly what they were wearing, Alyssa already had her makeup planned.  As she was finishing her look, JT and I put a final polish & shine on the mask and helmet.  I made them each a latte’, and then we got right to the sequence.  It happened organically: these shots are in sequence, as they happened.  Sometimes it just works that way.  I felt fortunate to be there.
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