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Seth + Madison | Engaged

A Classic Desert Engagement Shoot

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You know how great it feels to be around someone who just makes you feel like you can be 100% yourself? It’s the best feeling! That’s how we feel around Seth and Madison! These two are incredibly laid back and joyful. Their entire engagement session was filled with laughter, and Michael and I loved every second of it! I know Madison because she recently attended one of our workshops! She spent 2 days making everyone laugh in our living room, and when I received her email that she was engaged I knew that I wanted to shoot her wedding! Her laugh and her happiness are contagious. You can’t help but love being around her!! 

We ventured out to the desert for their engagement session. You may be wondering how all of this worked out. Well, since Madison was attending the UNITED Conference in Phoenix, and so were we, we decided that this would be the perfect time for their shoot! Seth and Madison live in southern Georgia and so it’s not often that we’re in the same location! While the desert may not resemble much of what their normal life looks like back in the south, the glowy light and beautiful color tones made it worth it!

I have to say. . . I’m a bit jealous of the desert photographers out there. It would be a DREAM to constantly have bright, neutral color tones reflecting everywhere instead of dodging green and yellow color casts in Virginia! The light was gorgeous, the setting was perfect, and these two made modeling look easy! I can’t wait for the wedding day! Even though we won’t have the neutral color tones of the desert for their February wedding, it’s still going to be absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see Madison as a bride!

These two have been together since MIDDLE SCHOOL…. yes, middle school…. like the years when you’re barely a teenager! Isn’t that amazing! I thought Michael and I had been together for a long time! I just love their story and that we get to document this part of it! Seth and Madison, thank you for being such fun people and for dodging cacti and coyotes with us!!! Enjoy my favorites!

 

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