denise crew | TED & MARY
Denise Crew - Ted & Mary
"We wanted to do something different for this cover — process it to be black-and-white and maybe have one of them blurred slightly with depth of field. Our biggest goal was to capture their love through gesture and emotion. I was so excited for this direction! I also personally wanted to try something new and challenge myself to do something different with light. My biggest goal was to remain connected to the two of them because even though we had a small, intimate set, I knew the large attendance via Zoom could be distracting to all of us. But I need not be worried because these two are pros in every sense and also so grounded with the sweetest love. As usual, my preparation was extensive for every setup with a backup plan in case of challenges. And wouldn’t you know it, we used them all! But in the midst of dancing and dips and canoodling and laughter, Ted said to me “you don’t actually want a photo of the thing you’re asking us to do, do you? You’re looking for the surprise and the accidents.” It was the first time anyone has figured that out! Of course it took a seasoned actor to discover my secret. I love to be inspired and prepared but my favorite is leaving room for the accidents to happen. They are magic."