Michelle and Joe met at an event that she was coordinating. A friend introduced them, and they talked for only a minute before she had to run off and prevent some disaster or other from happening. But a minute was all it took. Joe couldn’t get her out of his mind, and she didn’t forget him either. Later, when he called her up for a date, she readily agreed. He took her to a local restaurant, Hog & Hominy, and there began their mutual love of good food… and each other.
When Lori and Kenny met for the first time, they were both at the same birthday party, but with other dates. They introduced themselves and chatted for a bit, then went their separate ways. But later, Kenny didn’t forget Lori. The next time he needed a date, she immediately popped into his head. He messaged her on Facebook, and they began chatting. Lucky for Kenny, Lori didn’t forget him either. It wasn’t long before they were each other’s permanent dates.
When Brenda and I were chatting about and planning her engagement session, she knew that she wanted to include her puppy, Nica. Photographing pets is always a challenge, but we love incorporating these lovable family members when we can! Nica was a bit shy, but perfectly behaved. I’ve learned that the best way to take photos of pets is to be fast! Nica would only look at us for a second at a time, so it was imperative that we were ready when she did.
It was right about this time of year last year when we took Kristin and Ken’s engagement photos. Christmas is their absolute favorite time of year. They had just purchased a new house, and they had it decorated to the nines for Christmas. They braved the cold and lingering ice for some of my favorite winter photos ever!
Brenda and Derek love nature and adventure. They are just as at home with zip-lining through a national forest or white water rafting as they are taking a leisurely stroll through the park. They could be camping in the mountains, hiking toward a waterfall, or simply taking their adorable dog, Nica, for a walk around the neighborhood. Their first choice is always outdoors, but they’re not afraid of tackling projects at home either, especially if it involves a hammer, nails, and paint. They’re up for anything, as long as they’re facing it head-on together, as a team.
When Megan told me that they would like to incorporate bow fishing into their engagement, I got so excited! Not only because it was unique and something we’ve never done before, but because I was thinking about all the cool video clips we could get with it! Fusion video is all about bringing the photos to life and adding motion to the story, so I knew this would be the perfect way to accomplish that.
Megan and Anthony were the winners of our free engagement shoot, so we were so excited to finally meet them! We had already rescheduled the shoot once because of rain, and this day was threatening to rain, too, but we decided to go ahead and give it a chance. I’m so glad we did! The skies were cloudy, but it never did rain, and I just LOVE the way Megan’s dress colors popped against the clouds toward the end of the shoot! It turned out perfectly!
I promised to show more of our own personal albums, so today I’m sharing the LA travel album I made of the trip Jessie and I took to California. This was a very special trip for me, since it was just her and me (and a lot of dancers!), and I wanted to be sure to document the week’s worth of fun that we had! My hope is that one day, this album will be as special to her as it is to me. She loves looking through it now, of course (my kids love looking at themselves!), but later it will be even more important to her when she looks back at it and remembers the mother-daughter time we spent together.
There’s one every year. One wedding where the weather is PERFECT. The sun is out, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the temperature is a few degrees warmer than chilly. Anne and Alex got lucky and picked that perfect day this year for their Memphis Brooks Museum wedding. We could not have mail ordered a more gorgeous day! But what truly made the day beautiful were the bride and groom themselves. Anne and Alex share such a special love, and we were honored to spend the day with them!