Heather are both paramedics, which was a good thing, because I almost split my head open on their shoot. ⠀
When I am in the zone, I am completely unaware of my surroundings and totally, blissfully body-unaware. That day was a day like any other, with me standing on a small stool, having them do silly things and snapping away. What I failed to realize when I took a few steps back to get a wider shot was that the cement I was standing on ended a few feet behind me, leaving about a three-foot drop to the sloped bank of the river below. ⠀
From their vantage point, it would have been difficult to see and warn me of this, so it was a surprise to all three of us when I went down. I stepped back into the void, lost my balance and fell backwards, managing to hold my camera above my head in pure gear survival instinct. ⠀
My lovely paramedic clients came running over. It’s a miracle I didn’t break something. But if I had, I would have been in the exact right hands.
I think what impressed me most about Katie and Heather was the paradox they seem to live in. They see some pretty gruesome, hard-to-forget stuff on a daily basis (their stories are INTENSE!). But they are also two of the most light-hearted and hilarious people I have had the pleasure of meeting. Goofy, silly with each other, and totally in love, they made my job easy. I have many more wonderful things to say about these two, which I will share on the next blog post about them…I can’t wait for their wedding!