These two met, and are getting married on a golf course, so it is only fitting that we take their engagement photos on a golf course as well! Mallory and John are so easy to be around, like old friends. My brides are always fun and easy to work with, but the cherry on the pie is when the grooms have fun taking photos too, which John did! They make getting up at 4:45AM for a sunrise session so worth it! (The high temp for the day we took these was 106 so we decided that the coolest part of the day is best!) I can’t wait for their wedding this October!
I really really don’t know how I get so damn lucky with the best couples. I get the awesome couples with amazing personalities, who aren’t afraid to be themselves and who are up for anything. We had rescheduled Justin and Lauren’s engagement session twice because of all that awful unearthly weather we had back in May. (Remember? We got 35 trillion gallons of rain!?) Even though the skies still threatened rain this day, we decided to go ahead. We may have risked life and limb getting the rooftop shots but it was a lot of fun and they got to see the scared of heights “oh my gosh I’ve got to make it home to my kids” version of Kate. (haha!) It brought the trust level up a notch.
I loved that Justin and Lauren chose the location for their engagement photos that best reflects their story and personalities. We took photos at the exact spot where Justin proposed, and inside the vinyl record store where they like to explore new and old music. I’m excited to see what music they have for their wedding, I have an inlking it’s going to be really good. We also took some photos in a dark alley which turned into some favorites for them. I cannot wait for their wedding in October. Lauren showed me a cell phone photo of her dress and it is absolutely.freaking.jaw.dropping. so I’m pretty thrilled.
I absolutely love spending time with Juli and Martin. It is laughs, and jokes, and witty sarcasm the entire time we are together and I love it! I can barely hold my camera steady because I’m laughing so much. One of my favorite things I’ve learned about them is how Martin proposed. Martin knew that Juli knew he had the ring, and it was somewhere in the house they had just bought together. So instead of being predictable, Martin threw Juli for a loop. He took the ring out of the ring box, put a glob of peanut butter in the ring box (which their dogs love to eat) and put the ring box somewhere where Juli would find the dogs chowing on it during the middle of their housewarming party. As Martin had expected, Juli saw the dogs eating away and the ring box and completely freaked out thinking the dogs had eaten the ring! When she turned around, hands covered in peanut butter looking for the ring, Martin was on one knee asking her to be his wife. Such jokesters! I can’t wait for their wedding next Summer.