21 June 2008

Demetrye a.k.a. H.C.

It was Demetrye's birthday recently ("Happy Birthday, H.C.!"), and I missed it :( But here are some pics I took of him to make up for it. I noticed I picked all the serious looks, but he really DOES have a terrific smile and a great sense of confidence that oozes into the camera. He, his wife, and I became fast friends and I can't wait until we hang out again (they're down south in Longview). I was raised to see people and not the color of their skin, so when I mentioned to Demetrye that I hadn't taken pictures of a chocolate dude, I didn't think anything of it until he started laughing profusely. My intent was to warn him that it might take a little longer for me to get my settings right so I wouldn't under-expose his pictures, not to offend him (his wife is a photographer, so I figured he knew what I was talking about). Luckily, he took it the way I meant it (he has an excellent sense of humor; he laughs at all my jokes - even the lame ones), especially after giving him his new nickname, Hot Chocolate (or H.C. for short). Here's some Hot Chocolate in June for ya...

See?! He really DOES have a great smile (and laughs at my lame jokes)... Demetrye with his beautiful wife, Elena...
EDIT: Here's Elena's blog post about these.

8 comments:

Elena said...

Shannon, H.C. says that you rock... You had really captured him, especially in the one of him laughing--those are my absolute favorite. What can I say? My husband is HOT!!! Can't wait to get those pictures so I can print them.

Now you have to come out and visit us. Just let us know when you can.

Lucky Red Hen said...

They'll be in the mail tomorrow :)

luckyzmom said...

Yum, Hot Chocolate! Warms me up just looking at these fabulous photos.

Geo said...

That's what I call a beautiful couple!

compulsive writer said...

Excellent work as always Lucky.

Matt said...

OK now...so when are you going on your great "I'll take head shots for you" tour?!?! Sign me up!! I don't care what the cost...just sign-me-up!!! :-)

Actually, maybe it should be the "How to take awesome head shots" tour. Dang...now I'm going broke with all your tours! ;-)

FTC Photography & Courtney Allison Studios said...

LOve the blog! Love these shots! They are absolutely gorgeous. Those two are just beautiful!

Steph said...

That couple is truly beautiful in more than looks, their hearts are beautiful as well!