Love stories are my favorite.
I love engagement photo sessions for so many reasons. There are so many things to say about this beautiful couple, there are so many things to say about their love story. I wish you could just sit down and have coffee with them. You really need to meet them for yourself. You would laugh, probably cry, and whisper to the person sitting next to you how stinking adorably in love they are.
From the first moment I met Jenna, I was completely enamored with how adorable and sweet she is. We sat over coffee and talked about everything. Everything. Especially coffee. No surprise there! If you love coffee as obsessively as I do, I like you more. It’s biased, I know, it’s just how I work over here. Tea is a close second. I literally ask my brides what their favorite coffee is before I even meet them, that’s how out-of-proportion this obsession is in my life.
Planning their engagement session was a joy. I always like to include multiple locations in my engagement sessions because I think you need different looks and possibly different clothing options. Plus, having multiple looks is nice for save the dates, or for having a sign in album designed. A sign in album is one of my favorite ways for clients to display their engagement images for guests and to capture notes from wedding guests that would otherwise disappear somewhere over the years and never get looked at. Like mine did. Sigh… I’ll do a blog on that someday…
Jenna had some wonderful location ideas on places that were special to them as a couple. I had some spots that I knew would just shine their love of nature and the outdoors and beautiful south Florida. She is from Michigan (another state close to my heart) so she is just as excited about the beaches and the tropical nature here as I am. We used three locations just a little north of the West Palm Beach area. The first was a park with rabid squirrels. No joke. Friends, don’t feed the wildlife, it makes them wacky. We survived. The second was a place they, as a couple, love to hike and sit together. This was a beautiful location that took way too long to hike into (guys, I’m glad YOU like hiking… be nice to your photographer) and I’m pretty sure we almost got eaten by wild boars. Guys?! There are wild boars in south Florida?! What is this crazy place?? HOWEVER, as always, anything is worth it for the images and it really was worth it in the end. Our last stop we ran to Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island to grab the last few moments of light.
Jenna and Domenic are getting married tomorrow. I cannot wait to be a part of their beautiful day and see her wedding vision come to life. I am forever grateful to have clients that allow me to capture their moments. Share their tears and their joy. Stand with them as they walk into the most important day of their lives. And maybe have a cup of coffee or two.
J + D, you’re almost there!