20 Dec Downtown Memphis Winter Engagement on the River
When we first starting planning their river engagement session with Claire and Andrew, they told us that they both felt pretty awkward taking photos. You’ve probably heard me say this before, but I love hearing this! Most of our couples are not professional models. They find it at least a little uncomfortable to be photographed (I sure do!). Most people don’t know how to find the best light or the best angles. This is where I get to really stretch my professional muscles and lead them through the process. My very favorite thing is hearing that someone had a great time having their photo taken, even if they were nervous at first! By the end of their session, Claire and Andrew were pros, and we had so much fun with them!
It was one of those rare early winter days when the weather was more like Spring than winter. The sun was out, and there were a few leaves left on the trees. In other words, the perfect day for photos! Claire and Andrew love a lot of the same things Ed and I do – happy hour with friends, going out to eat, and binge watching Netflix – so we knew in advance that we would all have a great time together. They love downtown and Mud Island along the river, so we chose those areas for our shoot. We ended the day with THE BEST sunset on the river! Make sure you scroll all the way down for that!
Downtown Memphis Winter Engagement on the River
Claire + Andrew
Claire and Andrew are more than two people in love (though they are that!). They are best friends. Andrew keeps Claire calm while she stresses through residency interviews. Though she is the doctor, he makes her laugh constantly because he knows that really is the best medicine for anything. Claire keeps him close and holds his hand through a walk in the park and everything else that life throws at them.
We wanted to bring out Claire and Andrew’s special relationship throughout their photo session. Yes, they can be quiet and romantic together. But they also have a lot of fun together, and we really wanted to show that side of them! Perhaps most importantly, these photos show that their relationship is comfortable and effortless.
Claire and Andrew, we had such a great time getting to know you both better! We can’t wait for your wedding in May! In the meantime, I hope this little sneak peek gives you some extra holiday joy!