Karina and I were so blessed to meet Kristin and Joe today for their engagement shoot. Engagement shoots are much more than just pictures for us, because we use this time to get to know the couple. A wedding is such a personal event, where you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. If we can be comfortable with the couple before that day arrives, It’s a better experience for everyone.
Joe is so full of energy and wit. He’s constanly smiling and making her smile. Kristin is peaceful and thoughtful. His constant companion.
One of the really interesting things about their wedding is that it’s so similar to Jeremy and Julianna’s wedding. Just like Jeremy and Julianna, they’re doing a winter engagement shoot in Chicago, the ceremony will be in Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church and the reception will be at the Armory Arts building in Jackson. We must attract a very specific customer.
They get a lot of admiration from us for braving the cold and snow so well. Kristin was wearing heels throughout the shoot, and we had to walk through a lot of snow and slush. Their bravery payed off. You can feel the energy and affection they have for each other through the photos.
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I was so excited about our snowfall this weekend knowing we would be having an engagement session on Sunday. Snow is pretty. It is also cold. Despite the cold winds we faced downtown, Elizabeth and TJ laughed their way through our time together. It was great seeing how much fun they have.
It was a joy spending time with these two on Saturday. Bek grew up in Itasca, in a house right next to the Springbrook Nature Center where we did these photos. Such a beautiful, secluded corner of the neighborhood. Near the end of the shoot, we made our way over to the local Starbucks where they first met. It’s always neat to retrace a couple’s steps like this, since these places hold a lot of memories.
Rodney is always putting a smile on Bek’s face. The way they care for each other is so beautiful. As we talked about their wedding, we enjoyed hearing about how much they’re excited, not just for the big day, but for the many years of marriage following it.