Engagement Session

I realized when I woke up this morning that yesterday was Tuesday and I never posted anything on the blog.  Ooops!  Please forgive me.  I don’t really have some amazing excuse either, I just plain forgot.  So better late than never, but today I’d like to share with you an engagement session I had last month.   This shoot had to be rescheduled three times for various reasons.  But this day finally came and the weather was gorgeous, so I couldn’t have been happier.  It took a little while to get used to working with adults.  It had been several years since I’d done an engagement shoot.  It was so weird – when I told this couple to do something, they actually did it!  Amazing. 🙂 All my favorite little kiddos could take a lesson from them!  And it was so nice to really focus on this couple and the love they share.  They were so cute together.  I wish them all God’s blessings on their upcoming wedding this spring.

Hollis Gardens is a favorite location for this couple to spend time together.  The groom-to-be also loves plants and trees.  It was important to him to incorporate the colors, textures, shapes, and sizes of the beautiful plant life the gardens contain.  This proved to be a fun challenge for me and I love how some of these turned out as a result.

I think this was a eucalyptus tree (I could be wrong!) that he liked…

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No plants in this one, but I added a little bit of texture…

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The ring…

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I just love their interaction in this one, as well as palm branches behind them…

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I’ll be honest – I’ve never really noticed a lot of the plant life in these gardens.  But I thought these giant palms were so cool and framed them so well…

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A Trio collage with some of my favorites of the day…

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And probably my overall favorite image (they will have this one on display at their wedding reception with a signature mat around it)…

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I hope everyone is having a great week!  My little Sydney turns 2 on Friday, so we’ll be busy partying hard all weekend.  I’ll also be doing her 2 year photo shoot on Sunday on the campus of Florida Southern College.  This is where I met my husband, so it’ll be a walk down memory lane.  I’ll share my favorites soon.