nd a lovely forecast of showers. But a little wind couldn’t damper their spirits. We braved the wind and they had the sweetest intimate first look, and then read heartfelt letters to each other *cue the photographer tears.*
Let’s be honest, being in front of a camera for an hour is daunting. I myself feel horrendously awkward when I get my photo taken! Your engagement session doesn’t have to be this painful experience, it can actually be a total blast!
This wedding was extra special, as Jake is my best friend’s older brother and I’ve known and loved their sweet family for years! This special intimate backyard wedding wasn’t their original plan, but thanks to COVID, they had to change plans on a dime. They waited five years for this day, and they weren’t going to let anything stop them from joining their love and lives together.
We met at Waterfront Park, for this dreamy Charleston engagement session. Despite Waterfront Park being wildly popular for tourists, it was surprisingly empty, which was perfect for our session planned. We met by the pineapple fountain, and Britney and Nick immediately sparked laughter as we started shooting.
I have known Jake and Jess through one of my dearest friends most of my life, and when Jess reached out about shooting their May wedding I was thrilled! These two love birds met me at Vesey Park while visiting family in Fort Wayne, and we had such a fun time with their dog Nala and the last of the fall weather.
When Carly reached out to me and told me they were having their wedding at Pine Hills, I was hit with such excitement. Pine Hills being my own home church, it was such an honor to me to be chosen to capture this beautiful day for them. Carly and Colton met in youth group, and from there God wove their love story together into something so unique and beautiful. The morning of the wedding both of them were nothing but smiles, radiating so much joy.
It was the perfect end to fall for an engagement session, when I met Hannah and Zach at Metea Park. The leaves were hanging on to the last of their deep color, and golden hour blessed us with beautiful rays of light. I originally met Hannah through her older sister Judy, who’s wedding I am also shooting next year. Over coffee Hannah told me all about Zach and their relationship with such a wide, genuine smile on her face. I knew these two would be such a wonderful time to capture. And indeed, Hannah and Zach were so full of love and laughter, despite all the weird prompts I made them do.
When Kelli and Kyle first met me for coffee and a consultation and told me their wedding was Harry Potter themed, I was hooked. As a die-hard Potterhead myself I couldn’t have been more delighted to hear all the fun little details they plan on incorporating into their day. We met up for their engagement session a few weeks later at Hyde Brothers Bookstore and Promenade Park, with wands and books in hand, and let me tell you guys, they totally crushed it. Between the little details, and the gorgeous fall foliage overlooking the river, and their shining personalities full of love and laughter, we couldn’t have asked for a better session.