Two days ago I had the pleasure of enduring the cold weather for Mike and Caylin's engagement session. We ran around, got warm, and I third wheeled while they cuddled each other. It was the best way to spend an afternoon when it's below freezing!
If you ever text me and say, "Hey, I rented a cabin in the mountains, can we do a photo session there?" I will 100% say yes! I love adventures, I love trekking through the forest for spots, and I love curling up by a fireplace with hot cocoa while enjoying the log cabin ambiance. That's what my day was like yesterday.
It's that time of year... The time when we say our goodbyes to the year that's passed. Where we praise our accomplishments and embrace our not so brilliant moments. NYE is about reflection for me, and how far I have come since the beginning of the year. 2017 was the year my business actually took off!
Two weeks ago I spent the weekend in Nashville, TN. It's one of my favorite cities in the US. So when newly engaged Haley and Sam asked about taking their engagements around the city I didn't hesitate. They're wedding is in October 2018, and I seriously can't wait for the party that's going to be. They are both such spunky and fun humans, spending time with them was a serious treat. We started our session on a Saturday at 6:30 am, in the downtown area. There was a Christmas marathon starting around that time, so it was entertaining to see runners dressed up as reindeer and Santa Clauses as we were snapping pics around the city.
I'm pretty sure I get to take pictures of the coolest people. Ross and Mariel are newly married, live in KC, are cute AF together, ride motorcycles, and they have a 15-year-old pomeranian named Chou Chou. On Sunday we all packed in their Jeep and trailered out 2 of their 4 motorcycles to the middle of rural Missouri. We climbed fences, ran in cow fields, almost stepped in cow poop, and rode around on their little Honda 175. Everyone who drove by us stopped to ask if we were lost or needed help, as if they could tell we weren't from here.
Daylight savings has really put a dent in my schedule! With it getting darker faster, I need to start my shoots at 3:30 pm. Thankfully, Shelby and Jordan made adjustments in their work schedules to make it for sunset. Trust me folks, using that time early in the night before it gets dark is totally worth it if you really want to get the most out of your engagement session.
Two super cute humans got married last month in a garden. It was absolutely perfect. They cried happy tears for their love being finally united, and sad tears for the loss of a friend who passed just the night before while battling cancer. It was truly the most beautiful ceremony of their love, and memorial of their dear friend. I am so honored to have even been there to witness such raw emotion.