I was so excited when one of my childhood besties called me about doing engagement photos! Lauren and Cory got engaged back in July and they have been busy planning a fabulous outdoor wedding this coming September. From the get go, Lauren wanted to do the photos on a snowy day in December. Easy right? Ohio usually doesn’t get a lot of snow before Christmas, but we set the date and did a little snow dance. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
When the stars align, the stars align! A huge snowfall rushed in the day before their engagement session! I am forgetting that any other Ohioan would not consider 3-6 inches a huge snowfall, but keep in mind I moved back from Atlanta where that type of accumulation could have paralyzed the city for days on end! We bundled up and braved the cold, I promised them we would end the shoot in a nice cozy warm spot.
Old Worthington has become one of my favorite spots to do photo sessions. Not only is it the town I grew up in, but it’s also the town where Lauren and Cory live. They bought their first house and can ride their bikes, run, or skip to coffee shops, ice cream places, wine bars, summer concerts on the square, you name it! Worthington particularly sparkles around the holidays with lights, wreaths, and festively decorated trees.
For some couples, engagement photos are the one of the first wedding-ish type things they get to do together. During an engagement sessions it’s so fun to capture all of the excitement, love, and anxious butterflies. Lauren and Cory nailed it! You could just tell these two have so much fun together, never a dull moment. Cory was a true champion and a very good listener. He was game for all of my posing directions, playing in the snow despite not having gloves, and the mandatory glass of wine finale. Lauren was a smitten kitten the whole time.
I was truly honored to be their photographer, not only to capture amazing photos but to also create new memories along the way. Here’s to a happy holiday! May your days be merry and bright
The old saying goes, “friends are family too” could not have been more true than on a Sunday afternoon in Old Worthington. I was asked to do a photo shoot to capture the love and friendship between the 3 families as they all are about to begin big new adventures. New jobs, new cities, new careers, lots of new things. They have all been friends forever so even though it was bittersweet occasion, nothing but sweetness came from this photo session! Here are the photos from our park and play photo shoot! Yes, play = ice cream!
It is no easy task finding what I call “flat tire friends.” You know, the friend who you ACTUALLY call if you got a flat tire at an inconvenient place and at an inconvenient time. Yes, those people. Some say if you have just one of those friends you are among the luckiest people on earth. These friends have it. The history, the future, the we will be great friends no matter time zone, latitude, or longitude coordinates we live in.
So, needless to say, it was an honor to capture some great photos and help make new memories as these friends get ready to make their next big moves. The kids were simply adorable. Full of energy and spunk, and hopes of getting only the most gigantic chocolate chips in their Graeter’s ice cream ever. The simple equation of kids +sticky fingers + sloppy ice cream cones = photo magic in the summertime.
If this doesn’t serve as a reminder to get off the computer and call your bestie I don’t know what will! #FriendsAreFamilyToo
Lesson of the day: Don’t waste your ice cream, your big brother wants you to do it like him!….