At 6:03 on July 14th, 2018 I shared a post of Val + Heidi's wedding prank on a private group on Facebook. I just wanted to share, like other amazing photographers out there, how cool this little prank was. Just before the end of the night, it had over 1,000 likes on it. Since this group is private, it couldn't be shared there. Other members of the group were asking where they could share it. I told them that I would post the images on my business Page Kevinchole Photography . Everybody in the group insisted that I type up a blog which that alone, was very frightening as I can compose great photos, not words LOL It literally took an entire Sunday to put it together.
The Bride and Groom and Myself have been able to share this memory with so many people. As of now, 11:00PM MST on July 19th, 2018, just the facebook post alone has 2,512,896 People. It has over 29,600 reactions, 7,200 comments and 14,900 Shares!
To be honest, I feel honored. I'm just glad people got a kick out of it. Its just a positive thing all around - Val (Typical short answer from Val - LOL)
Heidi says "The amount of attention that we are getting for this pranks and photos is honestly mind blowing to me. These types of jokes just run so natural in my family, so to us, it didnt seem like anything out of the ordinary. I just wanted to make my husband laugh and feel good on his big day. I'm so happy and honored to be able to share our love and joy with others through these photos and hopefully we can inspire others to spread laughter and light in their stressful situations as well."
Could it be??
Never in a million years would I have known that little Ol' me in Vail Arizona would have made it big time. I have ALWAYS been passionate about producing memories that last a lifetime for my clients and not only have I done that, but I can say that these love birds will never ever forget this experience. I must mention that if I had to choose any couple to go through this roller coaster ride with, its Heidi and Val. 100%.
As a child, I only knew my dad to be ill. While I didn't quite understand the condition of Alpha One, I just knew that anything my dad did even mildly active made it difficult to breath. So there wasn't any rolling down grass hillsides, playing tag or evening walks down the street while he taught me how to ride my bike. Which I am ok with. I didn't know any different. We connected over photography. He built RC cars with my big brother and photography was our thing. Below is a picture of the very first picture I ever took. We were on the train at the Grand Canyon and he sat me on his lap and handed me his 35mm, fully manual Minolta Camera. Of all things I remember from my childhood, Its this. I fell in love with the sound of the shutter. Then he taught me to fall in love with perspective. The evolution of technology has only advanced my skill set that he initially taught me when I was only 6. With every session that I had, I do my very best to make sure that I shoot from what my dad would see looking through the camera. Photography by itself is very near and dear to me.
Ultimately, in a full circle, I hope that people truly understand why I do what I do. I think people need pictures. Pictures are a "take me back" time machine and at the end of the day, life is short. Pictures last a lifetime even after the moment has long passed away, it can be looked at and cherished.