Sorry for the blogging hiatus, lovely readers, but I’ve been on… wait for it… vacation. Shocking, I know. A recap about those glorious four days coming soon.
But first – here is a post dedicated to Catherine and her incredible fiancé, Jake.
Catherine was one of my first photo shoot subjects. Both Political Science majors, we bonded over lectures and an internship we shared at a fundraising firm one summer. I have so many good memories with this girl — trips to Thundercloud, volunteering at rallies and fundraisers and of course – the shoot for her senior portraits one warm spring afternoon on campus.
On April 2nd at 9:32PM I received the following text message:
“I’m engaged! You must take our engagement photos!”
She didn’t have to ask me twice.
As soon as I met Jake I liked him immediately. He is the nicest guy, constantly smiling, considerate and a true gentleman. The way he looks at Catherine breaks my heart – in a good way – because I know she’s found someone who cherishes her and treats her the way she deserves to be treated. Catherine – I am so happy for y’all.
Highlights from this photo shoot:
- Her laugh. In my opinion, the best pictures feature people laughing hard, holding nothing back. Catherine has the best (and most contagious laugh) I’ve ever been around. Makes for gorgeous shots.
- Shooting the engagement pictures in the country. Jake’s family lives a few miles outside of the city and I made the trek to the town of 584 for a few early morning hours. I’m obsessed with the rolling hills, greenery for miles and long, unoccupied roads.
- Um, about unoccupied roads… not always. At one point a cyclist in the distance was heading our way. As he approached, we realized it was a family member! Of course, we took a photo. Small towns, you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone you know!
- The farm animals. At this house you can find a wide variety of animals ranging from cats all the way to miniature goats. Some even make special guest appearances in the photos.
I can’t wait for Catherine and Jake’s wedding next February. It is sure to be a joyous and fun affair!