Picture of the Month – August 2009
Back in 2006, when I still had my studio on Main Street, Tracy Tucker came in one day and asked if I’d like to have an intern for the summer, as his 17 year old daughter was going to be staying with him and she had an interest in photography. I told him sure, as when I was learning I had asked a local photographer if I could intern for him and was disappointed when I was turned down.
A week later Ayrica stopped by the studio and I found out not only was she cute and very petite, but she was a ballet dancer. So before she went back to Illinois she did some modeling for me, showing her grace in Leap of Faith. Ayrica decided to go to college in Humboldt county so she’s modeled for me several times over the last few years. Then her boyfriend came out west also, and he soon turned into her fiance.
So it was with great pleasure that I photographed this couple on their very special wedding day on Moonstone Beach. This shot of Jeremy swirling Ayrica in the surf was my favorite, as it was a spontaneous moment that really showed how much fun they have with each other.