Almost one year ago, I did my first engagement session. My husband, my son, and my brother-in-law all took a road trip to Oregon. We have friends and family out there and decided to visit. It was my first time in Oregon, but it most definitely won’t be my last. It’s gorgeous out there! So green! I’m not sure if I could get used to the weather, though. I like the sun.
Anyway, it was perfect timing because our friends Billy & Stephanie had recently gotten engaged and they were awesome enough to let me take their pictures.
I met Billy & Stephanie through my husband & mutual friends. My husband’s sister, Rachel, has been bffs with Stephanie since they were in elementary school…so Ian (husband…I don’t think I’ve said his name on here before! Weird) has known her for quite some time, and I consider myself extremely lucky to know them!
I can honestly say that Billy & Stephanie are probably some of the nicest people I have ever met. I think it’s impossible not to feel loved when you are around them….they just radiate love. They are also extremely talented. I don’t think there is anything that Stephanie CAN’T do, especially when it comes to art and creativity. Stephanie is an artist, a singer, a musician (check out her Youtube here)…any part of you that wants to hate her out of pure jealousy of her talent is completely erased as soon as you spend ten minutes around her. I wish I knew more about Billy, but I do know that he is also extremely musically talented (as you should see on her Youtube channel!). I haven’t spent as much time with him as I have with Stephanie, but every time I have talked to him he has been nothing but warm & friendly. When I asked them if I could take their engagement photos, (I was nervous about approaching them about it, I’m not gonna lie…) they responded with nothing but positivity and excitement.
I really enjoyed capturing their love for each other. Since these were taken when I was still working on interacting with people I’m shooting, I was really bad at directing them. I didn’t know how to pose them, I didn’t know how to talk to them, I was pretty clueless. Luckily, they were so natural and comfortable in front of the camera as well as with each other, that they didn’t need me to talk them through it.
These are my personal favorites from the set, but you can see more on my Flickr, as usual.