We were looking at the forecast and my heart sank when I saw that there were going to be wind gusts of 40-50mph. Boston was going to be under a wind advisory when Michael and I were flying in for an engagement session. I’ve said it before, but WIND is almost worse than RAIN! Wind is very hard to control while rain can be combatted with a cute porch, a classic black umbrella and some Hunter boots! There isn’t a lot that you can do to control WIND and so that is why this session is so amazing! We shot this entire session in between wind gusts AND with a very high-energy puppy….
The other crazy thing was that we were shooting on a college campus and because their sweet pup is such a unique Husky-mix, everyone and their brother had to stop and say hi to him! He really was quite the campus celebrity for the two hours that we were there!! Despite the challenges, this shoot was a blast! If we are going to walk around on a chilly day with intense wind gusts, we want to be with a couple like Dan and Melanie!!!
Dan and Melanie are so relaxed, up for anything and they trusted me. It’s hard enough to feel comfortable having your pictures taken in normal situations, but these two made it easy even in the midst of a crowded campus, keeping up with a puppy and dealing with wind!
If you’ve been a long time blog follower, you may think that Melanie looks familiar and that’s because you’ve seen her on the blog before! She’s the sister of one of our past KJ Brides and it’s such an HONOR to be a part of another celebration within this family! Michael and I will be traveling up to Boston in FEBRUARY for their wedding and we’re hoping for beautiful light flurries, a fresh coat of snow but no blizzard conditions. That’s not too much to ask, right?!
We can’t wait to see these two again! And GHOST (the pup!). He’ll hopefully be present for a few wedding portraits and so I’m glad he got a chance to practice during the engagement session! :) Enjoy my favorites from this Boston shoot!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!