People don’t always view the engagement session as important or necessary, but it totally is for so many reasons. Yes, you will have your wedding photos, and those will also be a treasured keepsake; but, how many fun photos do you really have of the two of you as a couple, just hanging out and being yourselves? They are photos of you laughing together, being silly together, having fun, and being in love. These are photos that you will hang up in your house, show all of your friends and family, and cherish for your entire life together. They actually are quite an important set of pictures, so it only makes sense that whatever location(s) you choose should, in some way or another, represent you as a couple. I always think it’s kinda cool when a couple wants to keep their engagement session close to home, as in, using their own backyard and their home as the location for their shoot. What better way to represent who you are? This worked out especially well for Stephanie and Chris, who have an AMAZING piece of land in the country, complete with a horse and adorable white barn-like outbuildings. It was the perfect location for them!
The hammock was so great! They looked so comfy and cuddly together in that thing…makes me want one, too!
Unfortunately, it started pouring in the middle of our session…BOO, rain!! Luckily, Stephanie and Chris have this fabulous pool table, so we hung around in their “pool room” until the rain stopped. :)
As soon as it stopped raining and cleared up, the sky was this amazingly vibrant shade of blue, and we decided to hang out in the pasture with Katie the horse for a few shots!
Another added bonus of the brief rain storm was this incredibly vivid rainbow – yes, it’s absolutely real!! Having a rainbow show up during an engagement session was definitely a first for us!
If you look closely at this next one, you can see that it was a DOUBLE rainbow!! Unbelievable LUCK!!
We also lucked out with a gorgeous sunset. :)
I love this one…it’s so cute and natural, and so “them.”
LOVE this one, too…so fun!!
These two shots of Ben’s are just fantastic! What a gorgeous sunset, and such an adorable couple!
Stephanie and Chris – Thanks so much for inviting us out to your home! We had a great time with you guys (and Katie)!! We’ll see you in August! :)