Sometimes it just takes a little prayer to shake those photo shoot nerves! I told Nate not to worry and he would be a natural….
Ok, I lied…honestly… he was cold.
I have known Karla since she was little. When I married Ted, I was quickly introduced to her incredible family. It means so much to be documenting this huge milestone in their lives.These two have been together for a long time and it shows. They are so natural and easy with each other…Every year I try to convince as many couples as I can to shoot their engagement session in the winter. The crisp air…. the beautiful light…. the adorable accessories… fresh white powder…. what is there not to love?This is one of my favorites! Karla, you are adorable, girl!Whenever I photograph and I lead people to these random but beautiful places my clients always ask, “how did you find this place??” I always reply that I am a wanderer, and getting lost looking for pretty is one of my favorite past times. In this case, I could see how gorgeous this area was from the road, but there were all types of DO NOT TRESPASS signs. But on the same post where the sign was hanging was a happy face made out of wood…. so, I didn’t think they were THAT serious about it. So, I drove up the drive and when I rang the doorbell, the cutest older couple came to the door…. one with hair dye in her hair and the other with lotion all over his face that hadn’t been fully rubbed in yet! They were hilarious and oh so nice! I have to admit that I did breath a sign of relief as I was walking back to my car.This is what I like to call, The Money Light. During winter time in the midwest, this light is nearly extinct so, I. WAS. STOKED. These two jumped all over my suggestion to hop on a random tire swing in the woods!Oh goodness you guys, after this engagement, I cannot wait for your beautiful wedding!I hope this helps if anyone is considering a winter engagement session! Have fun picking out some adorable boots and accessories and let’s get shooting!MWAH!