You know those people who just exude joy and love? That radiate self-worth and kindness? That was these two. They were truly sincere and fun with each other. We loved that! Their wedding isn't until next year, but we fully look forward to meeting their families and celebrating with them!
This was by far one of the most daring adventures we have ever had with a wedding. Prior to this wedding, we had been in a different state (Georgia) shooting a different wedding. We were very fortunate everything worked out with the timing and we were able to be to New York in time to shoot this incredible celebration! For sure, we will never ever forget this weekend and all the people that made it so special. Congratulations to this amazing new couple!
There's just nothing like morning light. Every time we wake up to get ready and packed up for one of these early morning sessions, right after the sun has risen, we are exhausted. We have puffy eyes, and are forcing ourselves out of bed. But then, we show up to the location, to look out with smiles on our faces. Those soft rays are gracefully coming through the leaves, reflecting on skin just beautifully. And the couple! This cute duo shows up looking fabulous, and our hearts are suddenly so glad, and not regretful, for doing an early morning shoot. Not only do all the photos come out so pretty, but all of us have a new, refreshed energy from getting the day off to a great start. So, friends, let's do more morning pictures! :)
When we found out we would be shooting at the Oakland LDS Temple, we were extremely excited! What we didn't know initially is that some of the main spots on the grounds were sectioned off for construction. But we didn't know at ALL was how much of a blessing in disguise that would be, because it gave us the opportunity to shoot bridals at a nearby location with an incredible view of the temple! --Something we may not have done had all of the grounds been open. Mikayla & Jarom were so kind to us and we will cherish our time here that weekend. It was also a particularly unique weekend for us, for what happened after we completed this wedding** Blog post to come all about that! :)
This gorgeous duo invited us into an intimate garden setting for engagement photos and we are so in love! They are beautiful people inside and out (Rachael...THAT HAIR!!) and are going to make an incredible team as husband and wife. Can't even believe their wedding is this fall and that we are lucky enough to be working with them!