When it came to doing this weekly challenge for the year, I never realized how far it would push me to be a better photographer. By this 3rd week I had already used a third lighting setup. I usually use just one. I am growing. This challenge was a difficult one to come up with. I am able to write short stories, but telling a story with a portrait is another thing altogether. At least doing it right. After I saw a few other photographers’ posts on this challenge, I was getting nervous on if anything I do would compare. So, I took a jump that was outside most people’s comfort zone. Maybe not most, but some. Ok, these days, maybe a little. I contacted a friend of mine who is involved with Northern Colorado Fort Collins Pride. I wanted an LGBT couple. My intent was to not just tell a story, but a powerful story. Yeah, it was slightly political, but I really don’t care. The LGBT community is amazing and had been very supportive of my work as a photographer. Well, I was introduced to Amber and Lori. They both were amazing. The energy they had between each other was nothing short of spectacular. Rarely do I see couples with this amount of energy. I see it, but this was on another level. We referred to it as #legendarilyepic. We did the shoot in old town Fort Collins. It is a great location for everything but parking. We also did it on a weekend during FoCoMX. That made things interesting. During the shoot, I got see how amazing Amber and Lori are together. I can say it was inspiring. On the other hand, we had to deal with a lot of slightly intoxicated Coloradoans who either wanted their picture taken or wanted in the shoot! It was funny. It was also awesome seeing the acceptance for my clients. It was awesome. The black and white image I posted was the one I chose to tell the story. I do believe I nailed it!