It's already starting to seem that the theme of 2012 will be to shoot engagement sessions and weddings of friends - and there's nothing wrong with that... I'm honored that they want me to capture their important memories. I've been friends with Krista's sister for a long time, and Krista, nearly as long - I regularly get called part of their family :) With Krista and Mark's Aldie Mansion wedding coming up soon, we were getting crunched for time for their engagement session. We ended up picking a day that once we started thought it was gonna be major bust - super windy and nothing but overcast clouds (I may have been hear shouting at the sun to peak out). Well, the shouting must have worked. After we found an area just out of reach of the wind, coming off of Lake Galena at Peace Valley Park, the sun made an appearance for the rest of our shoot.
It may have been cold, but these two kept each other warm. The entire shoot was so easy and relaxed. The exact reason I love to do engagement sessions. While I have met Mark a few times in the past, it's always a little tough meeting someone for the first time on the day of their wedding and getting them to feel 100% comfortable in front of the camera.
Here are a few from their engagement session.