Jane and Alex are engageeeed(!) and getting married in MEXICO (jealousss) and hired me to photograph their engagement portraits (yaaaaay!) under the stipulation that we try our best to avoid ticks (ewwwwww). Jane has gorgeous hair and incredibly fit upper arms, and Alex has very impressive eyelashes in an almost-Richard-from-Lost type of fashion. They are very cute. They have also lived in every state beginning with the letter C, visited 46/50 states, and have both lived abroad, which is so impressive! We had fun discussing their travels, work, and hobbies. They met while they were both attending Wake Forest and now live happily in Durham with their two dogs. They spend a good deal of their time now browsing PetFinder, and trying to convince one another that they don’t need a third dog. When not contemplating the pitfalls of life with three dogs, Jane spends her time lifting heavy things, and Alex spends his watching baseball or playing video games. Together they’re rock-solid, and they can thankfully both lift each other in a pinch should the occasion arise where the floor would suddenly become lava and they’d need to take turns carrying one another to safety. I enjoyed working with them very much, and thankfully all ticks were avoided during this shoot.
this was so adorable and fun that i could’ve blogged all the images but i won’t in order to maintain page viewing sanity. :)
but first, story time! daniel was a coworker of mine when i was a pharmacy tech who turned into a great friend and bowling buddy. i met mary ann a while back after hearing about her all the time from daniel. i was so excited to meet her because we all our coworkers agreed that if she was dating daniel that she had to be awesome. and of course, mary ann turned out to be amazingly awesome. :) they’re both ridiculously adorable on camera and off, and i’m not just saying that because they’re my friends, but because it’s very true.
and to add to the awesome, mary ann’s father owns a large plot of land near several farms, and one of their neighbors was kind enough to let us shoot there. yay!
jeep shots! daniel drives a wrangler that is kind of his daniel trade mark, so we had to take pictures in it. this was also my first time actually riding in the jeep (which doesn’t have doors when the weather is nice) and i was only slightly terrified!
so important mary ann and daniel fact: they’re big new england fans. in fact, their wedding next year (which i am also happily shooting!) is patriots themed. that’s right, a new england patriots wedding, my friend. now… being hardcore steelers fans, shooting a patriots themed wedding basically goes against everything geoff and i believe in, but they want their guests to wear jerseys, so i’ll be there photographing in my [child’s sized] steeler’s jersey #43. :D
sooo stoked for their wedding (and for wearing my steelers jersey!). you two are the best.