Scheduling Sarah & Kevin's engagement session turned out to be quite a hassle, but we finally nailed down a time to get it done! When Sarah first contacted me about photographing their fall 2010 wedding, she was very excited about their engagement session and had two requests: 1) she wanted it on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University (where they met), and 2) she wanted it when there was snow on the ground. Now with as much snow as we've had this year, you wouldn't think this would be a problem, but we came upon just about every setback you can imagine! I'm very happy with the way the photos turned out though, and I hope my readers and Kevin & Sarah enjoy them too!
The adorable pooch in the first photo is their "daughter" Madison. The poor little thing was shivering even though we only had her out for about 5 minutes, but she did a great job and got Sarah the exact shot she was hoping for!
Oh, I almost forgot... this was also the first session where I got to use my new 24-70mm f2.8 Nikon lens... and I LOVE IT. Can't wait to use it on all my weddings this year!
Sarah warned me that taking pictures is "not exactly his thing," but Kevin did great and didn't seem to tense at all. This is why I love engagement sessions too, because it gives the couple a chance to get comfortable in front of my camera prior to the wedding day. I LOVE the way this one turned out of Sarah's bling: Ooh, and this one too! Pretty! Sun, snow, blue skies, happy couple... you can't ask for much more than that! And this just reinforces the fact that engagement sessions are one of my absolute favorite things to photograph! Does anyone else think that Sarah resembles Kate Beckinsale here? I'm thinking Kate in Serendipity... Thanks for a fun shoot, you guys! Can't wait until your October wedding!
Also, for those keeping score at home... I'm now at 30 weeks in my pregnancy (and was when I did this session!). Will post belly pictures soon!