I really do get such a huge sense of excitement and happiness when I get asked to do an engagement session at someone’s home and/or property. And that feeling only increases when I get an email suggesting that I wear rubber boots to the session so we can walk through the field! For Rebecca + Joel having their engagement session at their home was not only a great option photographically speaking (seriously gorgeous property), but it also means their images show so much more than just their engagement.
I was sick, the wind was bitter cold, and by the end of their portrait session, the bottom third of my pants were completely soaked from the snow; and every minute of it was oh so fabulous and one that I wouldn’t miss for the world!
Mind over matter they always say and I definitely took that to heart at the end of last week as our adorable nephew seemed to have passed along a cold over the holidays. But I had a wedding to shoot and I wasn’t going to let myself be sick so anytime I would have said, “I’m sick”, instead I said, “I am going to be so sick on Sunday”. And as luck would have it, it worked (although it didn’t really wait until Sunday, as it hit me hard on the drive home).
Lisa + Bryson were one of our many rainy weddings last year (thank you very much Mother Nature). We kept them as dry as possible with lots of umbrellas and tree coverage, and you would never know how chilly it was with how they absolutely sizzled in front of the cameras.
When I first starting shooting portrait sessions I was nervous about doing them in anything less than ideal weather in the ideal seasons. This essentially meant that I didn’t do winter sessions. The bright white snow and tendency for harsh winds and blowing precipitation definitely set me off from the idea of shooting in winter. But that was quite some time ago, and a lot of patience and practice has certainly paid off as the winter months are now my busiest time for engagement sessions. I have even learned to really enjoy these sessions and the weather challenges they can sometimes bring. But the weather was really kind to Brittany + Aaron’s session as it was on the warmer side, well for winter in our area in February.