R E E C E & K I R S T E N
Reece and Kirsten. Where do I even begin? The photos from their session are some of my favorite that I've ever taken. This I think is in part owing to the fact that the locations we shot at were incredible--Prairie Pines and the stunning Cornado Heights. But I think what made their photos so great was the love between them that is so easily observable. It's evident that they are each as individuals confident and whole, and out of this wholeness they love one another so well. It was a delight to spend a few hours with them in conversation and in observation of how they cherish with one another.
Reece and Kirsten, thank you for letting me capture a tiny sliver of your relationship. It's truly beautiful, and oh so easy to photograph!!
A N D R E W & S A R A H
Last Sunday, October 30th 2016, Andrew, with the help of both family and friends, was setting up the details that would make up the most beautiful proposal I've witnessed. Along a wooded path that seemed to be glowing with the golden colors of fall, he placed candles and hundreds of rose petals. Slightly off the path were photos documenting their relationship of almost-six years, accompanied by hand-written letters. These were clothes-pinned to twine that had been strung between trees. Beneath each letter was a rose for Sarah to take as she progressed down the path, so that by the time she had read the last letter, she had a full bouquet.
Within the clearing at the bottom of the path Andrew had formed a heart from red rose petals, which he would be standing in as Sarah made her way down to him. The clearing was outlined with rose petals, candles, and two close friends who would be playing their guitars throughout the proposal.
As the time neared for her to arrive, Andrew rushed about re-lighting candles, double-checking to make sure he had the ring and ensuring that every detail was as perfect as it could be. Anxious for the upcoming moments, I watched him wring his hands together and eagerly check his phone for updates on Sarah's ETA. And when he saw her at the top of the path, all angst seemed to disappear and was replaced with a smile that was almost bigger than his face.
While Sarah took the time to carefully read every word Andrew had written, the sweet sounds of the guitar filled the crisp fall air...it was a beautiful, beautiful moment. And as she finished reading the last letter, she made her way to Andrew. My heart was just overflowing as I watched him speak sweet words to her before going down on one knee--but not before he asked Sarah to unlatch the ring box for him because of his sweaty hands!
What followed the proposal was a celebration with close friends and family, and, of course, photos of Andrew and Sarah. It was such a delight and honor to be a part of this beautifully planned moment, as well as to witness the overflowing love and affection that Andrew and Sarah have for one another. I hope that these photos reflect this incredible day. Enjoy!
B E N & L A U R E N
What an immense pleasure it was to witness and document Ben and Lauren's engagement this past Saturday, October 29th. Ben decided to pop the question at The Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery, a location where many sweet memories were made and significant moments took place in their relationship.
At 5PM they arrived, Ben said some sweet things that only Lauren could hear and before I knew it, he was on his knee. When I approached to congratulate them, they were both teary-eyed and shared the biggest smiles. Before their dinner reservation we were able to take a few engagement photos (and of course snap some detail shots of Lauren's gorgeous ring!) that turned out beautifully. Congratulations again to Ben and Lauren and thank you for letting me be a part of your momentous occasion!