Traveling to clients for engagement sessions is one of my absolute favorite things to do. There is nothing more special than an engagement session that documents the couple in a special or important place-- and extra points if I get to work in a new location! That does so much for my creativity and I love discovering new places. For this session I traveled southeast of Dallas to groom, John's family ranch and got to spend some time with him and his fiance, Lauren. They are getting married next summer in northern Michigan and I love that we got to spend time at a location that is so important to John for these photos and next summer will get to spend their wedding at a place that is so important to Lauren. I want to point out that Texas had the best sunsets and these two look straight out of a magazine ad. Bonus points, I got to photograph a few longhorn on the ranch. Check out some of my favorites!
I met up with Kerri and Austin on a bright summer morning that quickly turned dark. The sun shone and the rain fell intermittently and right as we wrapped our session it downpoured. I love the added romance and moodiness the darkening skies add to their gorgeous lavender field engagement session. Kerri had always dreamed of getting married in a field like this but like I just mentioned, Michigan weather has a mind of its own and they are opting for indoor nuptials next year. We thought it would be a good compromise and fun way to keep her dream alive to shoot their engagement here, and my only regret is that you can't SMELL what we smelled during this session. Heavenly doesn't even come close as a description and it was peaceful beyond compare. I hope you enjoy some of my favorites!
Can I tell you a secret? I used to cringe when I had people tell me they wanted to bring their dogs to their sessions. For some reason I had listened to other photographers with horror stories of wild animals and failed sessions. After having my third pet join a session I realized that the dogs were great and added such a fun element to the shoot! Ever since then I encourage clients who really want to include their furbabies to bring them along! So far I have never had an unruly pet and I have loved the dynamic they bring. Just check out ROY above. Isn't he a handsome guy?! He added such a fun element to Audrey and Ryan's session! He can't be at their November wedding but I sort of wish he was! Check out my favorites from our time together and stay tuned for their Cheney Place nuptials coming this winter!