Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kevin + Shannon {Engagement}

Kevin and Shannon are getting married this Saturday, October 22, (same day as Lorenzo and Erika!) and they'll soon be a happy little family of 3 with Kevin's super-sweet daughter.

This fun photo session took place a few weeks ago in Jonesboro on a somewhat rainy afternoon. We had already postponed the session once due to rain, so when it started drizzling on us in the middle of the shoot, we decided it was obviously meant to be... a rainy photo shoot! So we grabbed the umbrellas and took advantage of it.

Honestly, Chad and I wanted to do an engagement photo shoot in the rain when we were getting married, but it never worked out for us... So I was a little jealous when I saw how cute these turned out! (It's ok, I'll get over it.)

Before the rain began, we had walked around downtown Jonesboro (one of my favorite places to shoot) and got some really cute shots near some of the old buildings and cool allies.

I never pass up an interesting doorway. Great way to frame out a sweet moment like this.

I love the simplicity of this shot. And all the happy faces.
McCayle loved the camera, and it loved her! She had a great time being the center of attention.
The rain let up for a few minutes, the sun peeked out, and the green field and softly lit sky created the perfect backdrop for this perfect picture. This was my favorite shot of the day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Victoria & Bret's Summertime Brookland Wedding

The Novo's were wed on a HOT August day in the small town on Brookland, Arkansas. One of those southern summertime days when your skin starts glistening the moment you walk outdoors. But inside the walls of that church a cool, sweet love was in the air. It didn't show on the thermometer, but on the faces of the bride and groom who were so obviously and hopelessly crazy about one another. 

How sweet are these two?

When I walked in to bride's dressing room, she was all smiles, and she was implementing a strict "no tears" policy for her wedding day. (It didn't last through the ceremony.)

Victoria was true to tradition and carried something old, new, borrowed, and blue. The handkerchief is the same one her mother carried on her wedding day in 1987.
The Hand Fasting ceremony is a Celtic wedding tradition.
The getaway car was 1930-something car with a rumble seat. (Awesome!)