Engagement session are such fun, and when the stars line up, it takes them to a new level.
Last Wednesday afternoon, the stars AND moon lined up. The result was a perfect evening to take Elizabeth and Cole’s engagement session photos. It was cool day with a tad of wind, and ended with an insanely gorgeous afternoon sunset. Most early spring blooms are long gone, but we found that field of tall beautiful yellow blooms that Elizabeth wanted. I searched everywhere for the right spot, and even put out an APB to a bunch of my friends to get ideas of where to look. Most of these type fields are pastureland, and not exactly conducive to engagement photos, but this one had the fence partly down. I knew it would be perfect, so I tracked down the Mennonite family who owned it and received permission to photograph there. Once we arrived, however, we found that only the first fence was down, so we had to cross a fence to get to the field. It was more than worth it, and I appreciated Elizabeth and Cole being willing to do anything I asked. We were all over the place, and this sweet couple never stopped smiling.
And speaking of them as a couple, Elizabeth and Cole met three years ago in a Bible study group at Lindsey Wilson. They have been together since, and this August they are about to put a ring on each other’s finger in the presence of their family and friends. I just met them when we did these photos, and I could tell immediately that they are perfect together. Their joy and love is easy to see, and we had a great time together. And actually, I should correct that; I photographed Elizabeth as a little one, but hadn’t seen her since then. She’s grown into a lovely lady, and I know that Cole completely agrees with me. He doesn’t exactly love photos, but he was such a great sport, and you’d never know it with how he did with these.
Elizabeth and Cole, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this moment in your life. You have a beautiful relationship, and I know that you can’t wait to promise forever. It will be here before you know it, and we will get some more photos to capture your joy. I hope that you love every second of your time between now and then and I’ll see you soon. Lots and lots of blessings, Pat