Avid travelers who have lived all across the US. Animal lovers whose horses and dogs will be an important part of their wedding day. Adventurous souls who were up for trying any of the tasks I gave them to do during their amazing winter engagement session.
I knew from the moment we met in the coffee shop for their consultation meeting that they were going to be dream clients for us. Planning a June "at-home" wedding on Lisa's family property, their animals would be a featured part of their special day. Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with horses and dogs so I was sold from that moment on, but I couldn't wait to get to know them a little better during their engagement session!
They were a little bit nervous leading up to the engagement session, as most couples are, but as soon as they arrived those worries ebbed away and they totally rocked their session!
One of the big concerns I hear from most guys -- Joe included -- when they find out the session is going to be two hours long is that they immediately think that means posing and smiling straight at the camera for two hours. Which, let's be honest, is miserable for everybody. Thankfully, we were able to set those fears at ease right away as I explained our process, and that it is about showing who they truly are as a couple, but with a little bit of guided direction from me to get things going.
They were naturals right from the beginning, which really speaks to the ease that they feel around each other, and their ability to get in a space where it's just the two of them connecting in love. It was really beautiful to see.
They had really hoped for a snowy winter session, and even though the Michigan weather was crazy and really made us work for it, we were able to make that look happen. They chose Kensington Metropark as their location, which had some personal significance for Lisa and is quickly becoming one of my most sought after engagement session locations.
It became quite the adventure session as we hiked a good 3+ miles during the session while stopping to roll in the snow, jump off rocks, and climb down to the river bank. (Though honestly, most of the rolling may have been done on my part -- and my wet and frozen pants were proof of that afterwards!)
Though a little cold, it was a beautiful day to go on a little adventure and capture some love. This has quickly become one of my favorite engagement sessions to-date, and we can't wait to share in the joy of their wedding day with them in a few short months!