This session ended up being a bit of a battle all around….my toddler and dogs all decided that they wanted to accompany Lacey and Lucas in their photos. Seriously….I had to just strategically crop Oliver out of the pics. :) Then of course there were the typical 40mph spring winds. I figured that wasn’t enough, so being both of these lovely people had a background in rodeo, I’d throw a horse in the mix for good measure. They handled it all like champs though, and I’m so happy with the results!
This lovely ranch wedding was the last one I was able to shoot this spring before the strict restrictions went into place. Luckily for me, it was a beautiful one to end on. I’ll just be over here daydreaming on this one until the weddings start up again….
Desert sessions have officially stolen my heart. The light and setting for this engagement session was perfect! It also doesn’t hurt that these two were ridiculously photogenic..
These two wanted a very “fall-ish” looking setting for their engagement shoot, and I definitely think this spot fit the bill. I’m so glad I got to do one last shoot at this historic location before it became a hotel.
After a crazy busy fall wedding season, I’m just now finding the time to post some of these shoots to the web….so I’ll apologize now for the sudden onslaught. This wedding in particular is by far one of my favorites….granted taking place in beautiful Orange, CA and having my toddler in the wedding automatically will put it towards the top of my list, but I also adore this couple. Their day was so dang beautiful, and I couldn’t be happier for these two. Oliver still talks about dancing the night away with “Em-b-ily”. :)
We had a typical early fall day in the southwest for these two…..insanely windy! Had it not been that they were driving up from the valley to do the engagement session, we would have definitely rescheduled. Luckily these two were insanely photogenic, so they would have looked good in any conditions. We did a combination of hiding from the wind, and then just embracing….and honestly I’m a little partial to the dramatic flare it adds.
Anyone who knows me, knows I will rarely speak highly of anything where it’s 100 degrees…..but this desert engagement session was absolutely dreamy. The Desert Botanical Gardens provided the most perfect backdrop for this beautiful couple’s session. The setting….that light….the couple….perfection. ❤
This definitely goes in the books as one of my favorite engagement shoots to date. Not only was the couple gorgeous, they were so easy to work with. They had me pick the location (they’d never even seen it), and they had no problem hiking on the boulders in dress attire or standing at the base of a tree we were all allergic to. The results were definitely worth the sneezes the next day. Can’t wait for their wedding next year!
The busy season has officially begun again for me, and I’m so excited to have a full schedule of shoots coming up. By the end of fall I always find myself wiped, but it doesn’t take long for me to be craving to be creative again. This sweet couple is getting married in the fall, and if their engagement session was any indication of how their wedding is going to go, it’s going to be an easy one to shoot. Laid back….fun….and filled with love.
So this session turned out to be a little colder than we were anticipating…you’ll probably notice the snow on the ground in some shots. And of course it was the one engagement session I forgot to bring a cute photo worthy blanket it to. But it was so worth braving the chilly temps for this dreamy winter light! The extremely photogenic couple didn’t hurt the images either. :)