Emily and Shimby are two-out-of-four members of the Chicago-based indie pop band Bird Talk. They will be pairing off for good in June, with yours-truly shooting the nuptials in Atlanta.
I met up with them the other day in Atlanta for some photo shenanigans, based loosely around a sightseeing tour of Stone Mountain (You know, that mother-of-all-exposed-granite-monadnocks with a relief carving of the Southern Generals on its north face.)
Turns out I was on my way to some kind of 24-hour stomach bug, and the Stone Mountain Park nachos didn’t exactly help. But we had a blast, buoyed by my mustachioed assistants Jon Kelso and Sharif Hassan and by some Windy City spirit from Emily and Shimby. Super cool cats. Can’t wait till the wedding y’all!
Here are some memories:
First stop, Tupac Memorial. Yup, we didn’t know either.
We forgot to pick up our photos, but what matters is that we took ’em.
True story: We passed a group of young girls, and I heard one whisper to the others, “Oh! She is sooooo pretty!” So Sweet!
Cool purse too.
Ask me sometime how my assistant John Kelso gets kids to scram when we need to take over the telescopes. Solid gold.