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Vegas Part 4 of 5: Desert Bromance

posted by Kelly

Bromance you ask?

The concept isn’t new but the term is relatively. Aristotle defined this relationship as “those who desire the good of their friends for the friends’ sake that are most truly friends, because each loves the other for what he is, and not for any incidental quality”.

I had to dedicate a post to Ryan and Dustin because they, indeed, have a killer bromance going on and us wives could not be happier. We all know how hard it can be for guys to open up to one another and “go deep”. Our friendship with Christy and Dustin, of Emblem Photography, happened slowly over the last couple years thanks to the good old internet! Ryan and Dustin started communicating about 6 months ago through email and then Skype quickly followed. WE love these two for more reasons than I have room to write. We share the same season of life with young families, our husbands still work full time as well as having a full time photography business and they love Jesus as much as us. It only seemed like destiny that we all meet and become best friends.

Dustin and Ryan hit it off swimmingly from the first email. They share the same sense of humor, interests and most of all a passion for photography. We literally couldn’t shut these two up the whole time we were in Vegas together. While we were out in the desert photographing each other, the wives turned the tables on the boys and captured some moments of their “bromance”.

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Not really sure what is going on in this photo but that seems to be the norm.

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

This is their cheesy album cover pose.

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

I have no words…only that I get a lifetime of this!

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Totally missed the focus on this one but the style is so fantastic I could not resist putting it in.

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Vegas- WPPI 2009- Arizona Desert Shoot:  Ryan and Dustin's Bromance

Love this shot of Ryan…Dustin took this, not me.

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

How do you make a 6’6” man look taller….this angle.

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Some of you have asked where our pictures are. If you jump over to Emblems blog then you can see some shots they took of us. Here is a small sampling.

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

I usually would NOT appreciate a huge picture of my face…33 is beginning to show. But I love the look I am giving Ryan. He is my best friend and he makes me laugh harder than anyone. It is so good to remember how intimidating it can be to be photographed being romantic. To truly lose yourself in front of a camera and just engage with your love…..it was a stark reminder as a photographer how to be sensitive to couples we are asking to pretend we are not just inches away from their intimate moments.

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

Of course we had to incorporate a jumping shot too.

Arizona Desert Shoot- Taken by Emblem Photography out of Alberta Canada

8 Responses

Part IV of V of Vegas- Desert Bromance at Filtering Life says:

February 25, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[…] Right here. […]

Dustin says:

February 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Kelly,

This is so awesome, I love your writing and much to Christy’s frustration I soak in every word. You don’t have to worry about being to wordy with me. That quote is brilliant, thanks for sharing it and thank you for your love.

Seriously, stop going to bed so early so we can talk to BOTH of you tonight. We’re calling until you answer.

God is blessing.

Rachel says:

February 25, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Love love love the jumping shots…So fun! You and Ryan looks so good together, its down right disgusting!

Julie Nickerson says:

February 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm

OH MY GOODNESS! These are killing me of the boys!!!

I LOVE the one where Ryan is punching and you can see Dustin’s green shoes…as if he is trying to touch his toes. That one makes me laugh SO HARD!!!

Elizabeth says:

February 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Love it.

adam says:

February 26, 2009 at 8:30 am

i love you guys. these photos seriously made me laugh (esp. ryan and the titanic in the desert) and thank God for the bromances in my life. here is to the barnes’ and portnoy’s sooner than later :)

Shari says:

February 27, 2009 at 6:00 am

woah.. another fantastic series.

Jeremiah says:

March 13, 2009 at 7:28 am

Love the photos of you guys. Thanks for the comment about our baby. Look forward to talking more with you guys about your parenting tips. Talk soon.

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