Kristine and Kevin were fantastic to work with for this shoot! They know how to have fun and aren’t afraid to be a tad bit ridiculous. They made us laugh probably more than we made them laugh, and we had a great time. They both are involved in culinary art – Kristine’s in school for baking and Kevin’s a cook. Geoff and I decided that they should probably move in with us so that we don’t have to do either of those things again (we’ll take care of the dishes and you can live here for free, okay?). Kristine’s planning on making their wedding cake for their spring wedding next year.

I actually met Kristine doing photos for a veterinary hospital two years ago where she was the secretary. She’s kept in touch and followed us for a while and we’re excited to have her and Kevin on board for 2014! They have 4 cats (two outside and two inside) so they get bonus client points.

It actually surprises me that my computer didn’t catch on fire and erase all of my hard drives and back up files before I actually got this up and on the internet because that’s kind of the luck that Jen, Rob, and myself have been having over the past several months. :) This wonderful couple had to change their wedding date several times and then had to make extra date accommodations to work around my crazy schedule so that I could be their photographer, and I am so grateful for that. So after we dodged a few obstacles around their wedding date, we finally set a date for engagement pictures. Then we had to reschedule 3 times… count ’em, 3… because of really crappy weather on every single one of their days. :( Wet, soggy, overcast. Jen, who knows what she wants, really envisioned a bright, happy day to have their spring themed session. She had bought a BUNCH of cute spring props and wasn’t prepared to let the overcast day win!

So on our 4th try the weather was gorgeous! We met at a location to take their photographs, a historic park where Jen and Rob frequent quite often. However, it turns out that you are not permitted to take photographs there. :) Usually I check with every location before shooting to double check that we have permission to shoot, no fees are involved, etc., but we were all under the impression that this was just a regular park. But we were mistaken… and on we went to a second plan, which was downtown Hillsborough. But it turns out that downtown Hillsborough has an equally adorable and gorgeous little park that has beautiful light. FINALLY! Mission complete. :) P.S. I love these two. Not only are they completely and adorably in love, but they’re just the nicest people and willing to put up with all my ridiculous suggestions. :)

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Jen said, “Yes… let’s hide our faces behind these balloons because that’s the kind of day we’re having.” Hahaha. So they did. And you can’t tell looking at these pictures all that we went through!

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I love this picture. And doesn’t Rob have the best hair?! I think I told him that like, ten times and probably made him pretty uncomfortable. But the guy has great hair, what can I say?

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Jen wanted a very springy engagement session and had seen photographs using peeps and wanted to incorporate them. So we did. They were (obviously) good sports. And Jen, you have great eyes! They look great with her awesome yellow dress that I loved.

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The cutest thing about this whole session was the fact that ROB LOVES JEN SO MUCH. You could just see it! A lot of the time people get nervous in front of the camera. If Jen and Rob were, I couldn’t tell. But everytime I posed Rob anywhere doing anything, he always did it better than what I asked him to do just by looking so incredibly in love with Jen… and it was adorable. They are just very comfortable and cute together.

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Jen wanted to incorporate a quilt that her grandmother made into the session. What an adorable idea. :)

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And a quick change brings us to our House Divided pictures as you can tell. :) Seriously, Jen brought a big bag full of props and was READY.

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Jen and Rob, I am very much looking forward to your awesome wedding in November (Cafe Luna)! I hope that these pictures are worth to you all of the hoops we all jumped through to get them! ;)

Yay, Jenna and Josh!! It has been a while since we scheduled this and I had been looking forward to working with them since photographing their furry children, Jack and Lola. And they were troopers. We walked a lot through the woods and on top of locks of rocks with Jenna in uncomfortable shoes and Josh doesn’t like having his picture taken. :) But we conquered both shoe and camera uncomfortableness to have a wonderful session! I love the colors in this one and, considering the awful weather we’d had last week, I was happy to see the sun again for this session.

Jenna and Josh live together in Oxford where Jenna is a pharmacy tech and Josh is a narcotics officer for the Sheriff’s Department. They’re having a backyard wedding in September. :)

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They both have the nicest smiles. It’s like a dentist commercial, really.

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Thanks for being good sports, guys. :) You know I just had to pose them in front of the ridiculous bird silhouettes sign. I’m sure this wasn’t what Jenna was envisioning for her portraits, but you have to stick a few interesting ones in there for amusement. ;)

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Geoff was dragonfly’ed.

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Josh told me that Jenna tends to be picky about pictures of herself, so I hope you can find some that you like, Jenna. ;) I think you look beautiful!!