Get married and live in Ikea!

Earlier this summer we had the chance to do a really fun engagement shoot with a lovely couple.  Engagement shoots aren’t something we usually do but when the concept came together we just couldn’t resist.  Best of all, Ikea was fully on board.  The concept was basically that this couple gets married and moves into Ikea showrooms.  Sorta based on the idea that most people when first married tend to populate their homes with Ikea furniture.  So, why do that when they have perfectly arranged rooms already set up?!  So here we see our couple re-enacting domestic scenes but in Ikea showrooms.  Enjoy!

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KKK Rally at South Carolina State House

“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing”

-Lincoln

Rob Brulinski and I headed down last weekend to Columbia, South Carolina.  We got word that there was going to be two concurrent rallies occurring at the state house, The Black Panthers and The KKK.  One was protesting the removal of the flag, the other in solidarity with those who oppose the inclusion the rebel flag in a state sponsored setting.  The former was a remarkably peaceful protest decrying the recent cases of police brutality and inequality in America, the latter came with belligerent posturing and bombastic rationalizations for wanting to reinstate the battle flag of The Confederacy.  This convergence lead to a conflagration of ideologies.  Many skirmishes ensued, several KKK members were hauled off either injured in a fight or just removed for being hostile.  Eventually, after the march off the grounds took shelter in a parking garage.  The garage was quickly surrounded by protestors.  The police formed a line between the entrance and the angry crowd, while the white supremacists yelled insults to the crowd below.  Eventually they were on their way and more chaos erupted as a car was crashed into a light post and the crowd.

The chaos ended peacefully.  The police were rather amazing in their abilities.  More than I expected coming from Baltimore.  I think the images and the eventually coming videos speak for themselves.  Here is the story…

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