Whitney and Corey are both teachers from Smiths Station, Alabama who met when they both joined their church’s small group. They hit it off and then soon realized that they were actually also… neighbors!!! If that’s not fate, I don’t know what is.
These two are super sweet and put up with me while I was hoarse from an awful case of tonsillitis. I told them I wouldn’t be able to talk as much as usual because my throat hurt SO bad, but of course, me being myself, I still talked their ears off. I can’t help it; I get so excited during shoots!
These two are Disney lovers and frequent the Magical Kingdom, so of course we had to get a few shots to tie that in too.
Speaking of ring pictures, I loved the classic look of Whitney’s ring:
We had our shoot in downtown Huntsville. Whitney told me that she loves anything rustic, specifically old brick walls. Luckily, I had just happen to stumble upon this cool alleyway amidst the historic homes downtown around the Twickenham area. With the old brick, beautiful white walls, creeping plants, and being surrounded by historic homes, I thought this would be the perfect place for Whitney! I think it turned out great!
We also found another grassy area downtown for some pretty shots closer to sunset.
These two were a lot of fun to hang with, and I can’t wait to shoot their happily-ever-after in Arab this fall!! (I vote for the Disney theme to carry into the wedding! :-))
After rescheduling twice due to rain, Joshua, Paige, & I were set to meet on a Monday evening to finally take their engagement photos…BUT as we were messaging back and forth the day before, storms were [again] in the forecast for our session. We were cursed!!! So, last minute we decided to schedule the session for that night instead. We thought for sure we were golden!
Alas, the clouds suddenly came rolling in late that afternoon. Staying optimistic, I thought, so the clouds won’t let us get bright golden hour photos, but that’s okay, they’ll still be really pretty and at least it won’t be raining!
And as I walked out my front door and got in my car….the first rain drop. And then it poured. And kept pouring. All the way to our meeting spot in downtown Huntsville. THIS WAS NOT IN THE FORECAST, and it was so crazy that it was almost comical.
So we continued on and met in the covered parking deck of Paige’s mother’s workplace downtown, and then we watched the rain and waited…which actually ended up being okay, because even though we were losing precious daylight hours, it was great to chat with Joshua & Paige for a while, and rain is so relaxing anyway!
After what was probably about 30 or 40 minutes, the rain cleared, and we decided to go for it. Our first stop was around “the square” downtown. The sidewalk was wet and there was no sun, but the pretty pink blooms brightened us up!
And I always loved these wooden doors at this downtown office, so of course we had to walk by those too. At this point I quickly realized that I really didn’t need to help these two with posing very much; Joshua was always sneaking smooches on Paige’s cheek and forehead, and they were holding hands the whole time, so all I had to do was capture the cuteness!
It was getting really dark, really quick, so we wrapped these up as quickly as we could, and then ran/walked at an awkwardly fast pace back to my car to go back to the parking deck. We didn’t know what to expect at the parking deck, but I had explored up there while it was raining and loved the views it provided of downtown Huntsville! I think it turned out great!!! Of course I wish it hadn’t been so late, and that the sun had been out for us, but we worked with it, given the torrential downpour we had just waited through, and it was worth it…
If you’re going to get stuck in the rain for a while, Joshua and Paige are great people to do it with :-) We had a great time, and I’m so excited I got to capture this for them!
This week I introduced a new offering that I’m super excited about - you can now GIFT a photo session!!
Reasons to gift someone a photo session:
- An engagement gift [or you’re going to propose soon yourself :-)]
-A gift for someone who just had a baby
-A gift for someone whose baby is turning 1 (or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5…)
-A housewarming gift for someone who just bought a house (seriously - pictures in the front yard or moving in would be really cute)
-Gift for your parents or grandparents (Parents and grandparents ALWAYS want pictures for Christmas or birthdays, right?!)
-Christmas gift for your significant other
-You and your significant other never get good pictures together
-You have a good looking significant other who also deserves a sweet surprise
SO my point is, these can SERIOUSLY be used for anything and will be a gift someone will actually use. In fact, I want one myself. You can never have enough pictures of you, your family, or just a marker in a happy time of life. This is the perfect opportunity to gift someone with a sentimental gift that will last forever.
How do you get one? Simple:
1) Email me at email@example.com asking for a gift certificate for ___
2) Payments can be made via cash, check, or PayPal, and then I send you the certificate with a special code.
3) You give your happy gift and everyone smiles! :-)
There is instructions on the certificate for your friend/significant other/grandma/neighbor/whoever to contact me (all my information is on the certificate) with the code, and we schedule the session!! Simple, happy gift that lasts forever.
And PS I basically just knocked out all of your Christmas shopping with one idea. You’re welcome, friend. :-)