July 19, 2017
We made it happen!! Engagement photos in the same week as the wedding is definitely a first for me. I’m thrilled that Stephen and Tamara valued an engagement session as much as I do and went for it. I also LOVED getting some extra time with them, as they have lived & will live so far away!
Tamara has been living in Australia for several years but is moving back to the States to join Stephen. Many dear family and friends are excited to have her back, but I know many are very sad to her leave. So it goes with weddings, often. I remember all the same emotions when I moved to Canada!
As I mentioned, I value engagement sessions so highly and view them as an essential part of wedding photography. Tamara, Stephen and I had very little chance to be around each other since, at times, we were even in all different countries! Though we knew each other previously, it was so helpful to have this evening together to get comfortable and get to know each other even better. It gives me a chance to prove to my clients that photos CAN be a fun experience, and also gives me time to figure out how a couple naturally interacts. Both of those make things easy and stress-free when it comes to wedding portraits, even the whole wedding day.
Stephen and Tamara, thanks so much for giving me a great excuse to come to Kansas again! I had a great time at the Ranch with you and I’ll see you again FRIDAY for your wedding!!