You guys, I’m obsessed with Rachel and Dan’s engagement session. We met up one Sunday in April and went all over South Congress before heading over to their go-to dive bar and ended up splashing around in Bull Creek. Something I love about these two is that they DON’T STOP MOVING. Like, ever. As someone who will always choose photographing motion and real interactions over a pose here and a pose there let’s just say having these two in front of my camera had me like a kid in a candy store — we didn’t stop shooting until the sun was down.
It just seems like you should have a good time when you’re with the person you’re going to marry and let me tell you Rachel and Dan are nonstop smiles together — kind of like me when I look at these photos from their Austin engagement session. Enjoy!
You can view a preview from Rachel and Dan’s Barr Mansion Austin wedding here.
My first wedding of the year was Jenna and Harrison’s and I can’t think of any sweeter way to kick off my 2016 weddings than with these two. The excitement for this marriage could be felt in every room of that venue, seen in every family member, bridal party, guests’ face and just emanated from Jenna and Harrison. No, this was not “just another wedding” to anyone involved, this was a day worthy of much celebration, commemoration and confetti — the day Harrison became Jenna’s and Jenna became Harrison’s forever and ever amen.
Maybe it’s because I’m a little bit of a homebody myself, but documenting people in their own spaces never gets old to me. My goal is simple — I want to capture the most genuine and authentic versions of the people and the relationships that I’m photographing. What better place to do that than your home?
Desiree and Tommy are expecting their baby boy this summer. Here are a few of my favorite photos of them, in their home, eagerly awaiting his arrival.
I’ve never cried at an engagement session before, until Allison and Johnny’s. But then again, I’ve never had clients cry at an engagement session before until Allison and Johnny. Thank you, both, for being present enough to feel that much. That’s more than I could ever hope for.
The love Allison and Johnny have, it’s beautiful. Like, make-your-friend-cry(AGAIN)-on-the-plane-home-from-your-engagement-session beautiful. Like thank-the-good-Lord-every-time-you-think-of-it beautiful. It’s that strong, I’ve-really-thought-this-through-and-I-mean-it love. It’s the I-want-to-take-care-of-you, admirable kind of love.
Johnny, you’re one of the kindest guys I’ve ever met — I’m thankful my friend has you and I’m so thankful you have her. Allison, I love being friends with you. It’s awesome because you know how to encourage me when I’m feeling fragile, you teach me (maybe multiple times) how to use SnapChat and I still can’t get over the privilege of being entrusted with your wedding photography (which I’m not gonna pretend isn’t mega-intimidating since you’re a crazy-talented photographer whose work I admire so much). Whatever, I love you guys and I’ll leave it at that.
Here some of my favorites from Allison and Johnny’s engagement session in beautiful, beautiful Bend, Oregon.