Another gorgeous, sunny, wintery engagement session! You may have noticed from previous posts that I love shooting in the sun. It just adds some “happy” to the images! But, if I had to choose between -20 degrees with the windchill on a sunny day, vs 5 degrees without wind on a cloudy day?? let’s just say the cloudy day is starting to look mighty appealing!! And what a whiner I am; I’m not the one that has to look good! I can wear a toque, parka, gloves, leggings, pants over my leggings, socks over my pants and insulated winter boots if I felt like it. But I totally get that people actually want to look good when they get pics done! That they don’t want to show up looking like me, aka the giant woolly mammoth.. So this girl showed up in her 3/4 length t-shirt, cute scarf and jeans and WORKED it in the freezing cold for an hour!! But I hafta say – totally worth it my friend 😉 You guys look so great and it was a blast working with you! Hopefully it’ll be a little warmer for your 2015 wedding??!
see? Sun = happy!
One of my faves! I love how you can see so little of them, but still feel such a connection. And a moody black and white just takes the cake 🙂
Ahhh that sunflare!!!
Love this shot – you guys look so in love and happy!
Love this idea for save the dates – chalkboard sign, some haybales, and a tall, grassy field!
And, hot chocolate!! They got a few sips in before it went totally cold 😉
I am LOVING my new Tamron 70-200 – check out that compression and bokeh!! Super excited to start using this lens a LOT.
Seeing all these beautiful engagement rings makes me want to get a new one! I was really young when I got married, and let’s just say that my taste has changed a little 😉
Can’t wait to shoot your wedding you guys!! So excited to be a part of your big day!
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Once again, I am months behind in posting about this country engagement session! I think I’ve been taking this whole idea of “winters off” a little too literally 😉 So huge apologies to Jodene & Caleb!! These two were hilarious. As you can see by this hilarious gif that I put together of them right after their engagement session. It’s fun shooting young kids, I’m not gonna lie. They’re so game to try anything, and have absolutely no doubts about whether or not their photos will turn out. Sure, you want us to crawl into the middle of that broken down old barn and make out? No problem! Good gravy, that makes me sound old… Just for the record, I’d have no problem crawling into an old barn with my hubby of TEN YEARS, and make out with him. As long as it was warm, and there were no bugs, and he brought a blanket and candles… ok ok, tmi. I know. Let’s stay on topic. The weather for their engagement session was absolutely PERFECT, and so was the location! Tall yellow grass, sun low in the sky, scenery for daysss, and a fun, colorful wardrobe. This all equates to me being a happy happy photographer. Hope you guys had as much fun as I did, and I can’t freaking WAIT til your wedding!!
I loved their idea of bringing chalk along, and doing some fun shots in a parking lot!
The scenery!! Right? And you guys are super adorbs too, I promise 😀
Love this shot <3
Love this old barn…
I always wonder why I wasn’t born with freckles… You are automatically my friend if you have freckles, since, OBVIOUSLY, I’m obsessed.
Check out this unique engagement ring!
I love that Caleb wanted to re-enact the spider man kiss that Kristine & Ezra perfected during their Minter Gardens Wedding!!
And this is not everyone’s cup of tea (unless maybe it is??), but this is my FAVE!! ↓
Thanks for visiting, and give them a “like” or a plus 1 if you enjoyed!! Or leave them a comment telling them how excited you are for them… Who doesn’t love that 😉
This engagement session was equal parts epic, freeeeezing cold, and ridonculous. I love these two!! super sweet, super easy to shoot, and just so easy to get along with! I shot Alicia’s brother, Jason, and his beautiful wife, Malin’s last year (and they just had a BEAUTIFUL baby girl!!), and got to meet these two at the wedding. Alicia and Jason are actually my cousins, but when you have a really big family, you just don’t see them all that much… Sad i know… So it was kinda like meeting them, again, for the first time. Super logical, I know 😉
After taking all of December off, and also trying to keep my January as light as possible to concentrate on a beginner’s photography workshop that I put on with my photog bestie , I am DYING to get out shooting!!! And posting this engagement session, along with this GORGEOUS weather we’re currently experiencing, makes me even worse. Super stoked that I have an engagement session coming up this Saturday! My first shoot of 2014 – phew!!
I love this location. So so much. It suits my style perfectly – open fields, tall grass, mountains. Pretty sure if I could only shoot at one location for the rest of my career, I MIGHT just pick this one. Might. Don’t hold me to it… I’d definitely take a few days to make a heavy decision like that… Mind you, if I could dig a lake in the middle of it – BAM! done. And this spot also suits Alicia & Garret perfectly. So for THIS sesh? Easy decision 😉 I’m kind of in love with these images, not gonna lie. Hope you like them too!!
Hello?! First couple of frames, and you look THIS good?? These two are born posers. Just sayin.
Looooove the frost on the leaves!!
And because y’all know I’m a sucker for awesome bokeh… (and if you didn’t, ya do now.)
Photographer FAVE!! ↓
oh, just stop it.
seriously. stop it.
Can you see the frost on the grass?? As soon as we hit the shade it dropped about 17,000 degrees.
I am kinda stoked that I got lazy at around the November mark last year, and didn’t get around to blogging a few of these engagement sessions. Cuz NOW, during my off season, I still have some awesome eye candy for y’all!
These two are so sweet. I knew after meeting them at Starbucks that I reeeallly wanted to shoot them, and they surely didn’t disappoint!! We strolled around Rocky Point for what seemed like hours – I thought I’d be all fashionable and wear my stupid heeled booties and I ended up with a blister that extended the entire width of my foot!! Well, that may be only a slight exaggeration, but let me be frank; from here on in, fashion can go fly a kite. But it was worth it. And they were keen to try anything I suggested which obviously makes us great friends 😉 I cannot WAIT for your wedding, you two!! Not much longer!
Gotta love a photobomb!
Love all this sunflare! Makes me loooong for summer… Or at least sunshine!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how amazingly AWESOME this year was for shooting weddings!! I know everyone says this, but I met some wonderful people, and I’m beyond humbled to have been asked to be a part of their wedding days! I can only hope that 2014 will match this past year in total mindblowingness! And if it exceeds it, my head just may pop off… I love being part of the process; seeing what my brides are pinning to their inspiration boards, getting text messages of selfies in bridal shop mirrors after finding “the dress”, statuses on Facebook as their day approaches, and then showing up on their big day to see the culmination of all their planning and excitement. And I also love how no matter what the “theme” of the day is, it is always unique. I can shoot 5 “vintage/rustic” weddings in a year, and they’ll all be totally different. Because at the end of the day, the day is about two people who fell in love. Two families who have come together to support their loved ones. Two lives that will be forever changed as they start their journey as husband and wife. And I know this is all terribly sappy, but I love marriage. I think our society makes us feel that marriage is no longer worth fighting for. But I don’t believe that for a second. If you’re not getting married with the mindset that you will do everything in your power to fight for your relationship, and to back down during a fight, and to do what you can to make your other half the happiest person on the planet, well, I’m here to tell you that you might want to re-think commitment. And yes, I’m a fantastic shrink. The bill’s in the mail. I’ll get off my soapbox now.
Thank you thank you thank you to all of these wonderful people!! Al & Rachel