Raise your hand if you're ecstatic that spring is in full swing! I know I am...and Molly and Joshua's engagement session was the perfect way to celebrate the season. You guys, this couple is so sweet. Molly reached out to me late last year to inquire about my services for her and Josh's upcoming wedding in December and I'm happy to say that I'm opening and closing my 2017 with these two.
(Side note: In case you didn't know, all of my wedding packages include Beloved Sessions for my couples. This is a stand alone session that can be used for anything, including but not limited to, engagement, day after, adventure, honeymoon, bridal, boudoir...the options really are limitless. It gives my clients freedom and permission to be creative with the type of session they want and it represents the vulnerability, adventure and individuality that my brand is all about.)
Molly and Josh decided to use their Beloved Session for engagement photos and were up for anything which was music to my ears. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful March weather and romp around outside at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington ending with some more formal portraits in the historic downtown area. Options. Are. So. Important.
I arrived at the park a few minutes early to scope out the area and find some more private areas for shooting. The weather was mild, the sun was peeking out behind a thin veil of white clouds and I could hear kiddos playing nearby. Needless to say, it was a pretty perfect evening.
Molly and Josh arrived right on time and confided that they were a bit nervous about being in front of the camera and were sure they were going to look awkward and uncomfortable. Well well well, I was up for the challenge. You guys, it's my JOB to make you comfortable and happy and as cool as a cucumber. We had a little sit before shooting and I reassured them that as long as they put their trust in me and my creative flow, they would end the session feeling confident as hell.
Molly and Josh did just that and let go of any inhibitions. While we continued to chat, I casually took test shots and eased our way into the shoot without them even knowing. It wasn't long before I had them running in circles, belly laughing, and giving kisses freely. We had so much fun, I completely lost track of time and before we knew it the park was closing and we had to move on to our next location. From then on, as the sun was dipping behind the trees and the light was turning softer and softer, Molly and Josh blossomed in front of the camera and we ended the session in front of a lovely brick church illuminated by golden lanterns. These two souls were glowing and we parted ways with all parties smiling and looking forward to meeting again at their wedding.