Finished reading? Does their adorableness not just ooze through? It’s hard to ooze adorableness. Trust me. I do it daily. It’s tough.
I know you didn’t read it. So here’s a segment of the interview where Ashley asks what their fave pics are:
Mindy: Right now, it is a photo from our latest bridal portrait session. It is one Phil took up close of Amanda and her veil and it shows her nose ring. I love it when brides have unique style.
Phil: My favorite photos seem to always be ones Mindy shot. Favorites constantly change and are usually just from the last session we have done, which happens to be the same bridal session Mindy is talking about. My favorite right now is this bouquet shot with great sun flare. I loved it so much we just ordered a huge canvas for our home studio.
Mindy: Don’t you love how we both copped out and didn’t choose our own images??
And I don’t know if you caught it, but they are Phindy Studios because he’s Phil and she’s Mindy. That makes Phindy. Swoon.
I continued to follow their blog and eventually I couldn’t contain the love any more. I asked them to do an e-mail interview about their relationship for Nashville Marriage Studio. In my world there isn’t a better sign of a great relationship than two people doing something they love for a living. Their interview was lovely and I think they are a wonderful example of a great duo.
Well, their awesomeness didn’t end there. A few weeks ago they tweeted me asking if I would like some headshots.
WOULD I LIKE HEADSHOTS?
Um, yes, please!
Well, when I said yes I did it believing that it was “just” a couple of pictures. I have taken pictures my entire life.
This would be cake. Right?
Maybe it would’ve been cake if I hadn’t decided to watch an entire weekend’s worth of America’s Next Top Model. All of a sudden I became very aware of the fact that taking pictures is an art form. A very difficult art form that only the skinniest of us will ever perfect.
In one episode Tyra shared that her modeling secret was “wiggling her ears”, and the contestant needed to learn how to do it OR SHE WOULD PERISH.
I’m sure you’re trying to wiggle your ears right now because how could you help yourself? I just told you that it’s the secret to supermodel-dom. You have to try.
But try all you want. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE. Only Tyra and my husband can do it.
My heart was immediately gripped with fear. My pictures would surely be horrible all because my stupid ears wouldn’t work. Damn.
Well, I met with Phil and Mindy today for The Shoot. I was beyond nervous. You know that test I’m taking on Friday? Yeah, I would have rather gone ahead and done that right then and there than have my picture taken. The thought of having my picture taken was agony. And I’m a drama queen.
Well, they were super adorable. And so nice about everything. Even my over the top nervousness.
And Mindy? Mindy is SO pretty. I mean, I knew she was pretty because I have seen her picture, but I figured, “Dude, they’re photographers. They have magic in their cameras or something. She has to look normal in real life”. And she does look normal FOR ANGELINA JOLIE. Not only that, but she was genuinely sweet. That’s a rare combo.
And Phil? Oh, I felt bad for Phil because he took the pictures and had to deal with… me.
At one point he starts looking through some of the shots and says, “These are pretty good,” and I say “Yeah… I was wiggling my ears.”
Apparently Tyra’s ear-wiggling trick isn’t common knowledge because first Phil gave me a “WTF” look and then asked, “WTF?”
Just kidding. He didn’t say “WTF”.
But he did ask, “What does that mean?”
Oh, it just means I take reality tv way too seriously.
The whole headshot thing turned into a great experience that I really enjoyed. And I found out that my gut about these two was so right on. Their skill is as much their ability to make you feel comfortable as it is their technical expertise.
Also if there is anyone out there reading my blog that might be getting married soon you know who you are Greg and Hanihe and needs a photographer I’d highly recommend checking them out.