I learned many things from hanging out with Lauren and Braden on Tuesday morning. First, I do not know why ANYONE would willingly plan an engagement session during the sunrise! Yes! The light is beautiful. I will give that. However! Seven in the morning is VERY early! Secondly, I will forever be bringing food to these sessions though! Every engagement should start with eating. When Lauren, Braden, Joe [second shooter], and I arrived at Big Springs Park, we were already all hungry. And after about an hour of fighting against it, we decided to go ahead and break for breakfast. BEST IDEA EVER! The next couple hours FLEW by after we ate. So, this shoot is dedicated To McDonalds. Not the healthiest of choices, but in a pinch it saved the day.
But as for the couple themselves, they really are an interesting combination of two different personalities. Braden is the quieter of the two and though definitely not timid, I would definitely put him in contrast with Lauren’s “strong arm” as she called it. However, despite having a will of iron, I discovered one unique weakness. Lauren, bless her heart, has a very intense and unexaggerated fear of birds. Luckily for her, we took pictures in a park, where the bird population gets so bad that they often call in animal control to help capture some of our aviary friends to relocate elsewhere. She was a trooper though and definitely put on her best face for ALMOST the entire time.
And now I am confident in saying that I am OVERJOYED to be photographing this wonderful couple’s wedding in two days. They are downright a majestic couple and I am excited to see how Friday unfolds.
I need to go ahead and throw out a HUGE thank you to my second shooter Joe Loft. This angle of the shot was simply majestic.
One of the first shots after getting lunch. Can you tell that we’re a little more energetic now?