I’m a bit late blogging this – I think summer got in the way. Last spring, I had the opportunity to photograph one of my students and her boyfriend. Near the end of the semester, I offered a photo session to my students (with significant others, family, pet or pet cacti), and she took me up on it after the semester ended (and grades were in!). They were wonderful to work with, complete naturals and just really sweet and up for anything! We decided to meet on campus of UT Chattanooga for the photo session. So, once they arrived, we started walking around and finding all kind of corners to explore. We started in the inside since it was still really bright outside. We took a few images in and around Patten Chapel, where we maximized the little English garden right outside – Shakespeare Garden. The chapel and the garden are often used for weddings. Both are beautiful venues for weddings and wedding pictures.
The sun was in the most perfect spot for this shot. We tried a few others, but this one was clearly the best! When we left Patten Chapel, the sun was lower and we moved to other parts of the campus. When we finally came to Chamberlain Pavilion, the lights had just been turned on to illuminate the structure. See, Chamberlain Pavilion is an open space at the university where the old football field stood before it was torn down. It’s in the middle of campus and used to be the heart of all activity. There is a new football stadium, so this one wasn’t needed anymore. It’s a really beautiful open space, reminding the campus of what used to stand there.
I think every one had a good time. Though, I think both of their cheeks hurt from smiling so much when we were done. They were a really sweet and happy couple and I’m very grateful to have been able to take their pictures.