This shoot was first thought of by Caroline Cash of The Prettiest Pieces and me. We very quickly got Emily Thomas of Emily Katherine Events on board to snag other vendors that would want to be a part of this shoot. Emily was the one that got everyone together and organized, especially on the day of the shoot! Caroline and I really wanted to pull people in who we thought would honor this couple in the best possible way, as well as those who had beautiful things to offer! We knew that Emily was the right person to get everyone on board because of her attention to details.
The design was... Hey peeps, we're doing a shoot for Kevin and Cam at a farm at sunset and there will be a red velvet couch. Discuss amongst yourselves how you'd like to make that vision even better. (I wish I had something better than that, but I don't! I just knew farm, sunset, and red velvet couch were must haves!)
Kevin Moore and Cameron Benson were are models, and I selected them because they are awesome. Kevin is a local sheriff here in North Carolina and Cameron is a nurse who's still in school. The two of them together have been through so much, while showing others what joy and happiness can really look like.
I met Kevin and Cameron last summer. After the deadly shooting at Pulse in Orlando, I wanted to do something good for our community so I sent out a message asking people to nominate couples/families in the LGBTQ community who would like a free photo shoot. Kevin and Cameron's story stuck out to me, and I was able to go to Cam's family farm and take pictures of them and Kevin's two kiddos. They instantly became my family! When Cam asked Kevin to marry him over New Years, I knew I wanted to do their engagement photos... which is how this whole thing got started!
I talked with my friend Caroline who owns amazing furniture and rental pieces and the whole shoot snowballed from there! This shoot encapsulated them as a couple, as well as incorporating everyone's ideas into this amazing shoot. I couldn't have been more proud!