The Georgetown, Indiana Drive-in Theater served as the backdrop for Zoe & Chris’s spring engagement session.
My number one suggestion to all my Lulu couples when it comes to choosing an engagement session location, is to pick a location that is special to them as a couple. Zoe and Chris did just that! When Zoe asked my thought about the drive-in, I was all for it! So neat! And so them! They frequent the drive-in often, then add Chris’s red Pontiac Firebird in the mix and it was perfection.
The best part among the location and the car prop, was the fun Zoe and Chris had the whole time. Eating popcorn became a game- (Quite entertaining if I might add.) Dancing in the sunset became a test of Zoe’s strength to carry Chris on her back. Not to mention the random laughing and murmurs between them both that took place. They, and I, had a blast! The friendship that these two have, among their romantic relationship, is evident. I was once told that a friendship is a blessing, among a good marriage. What a blessing these two have in each other.
Taylor and Nate‘s October engagement session was so much fun on so many levels. We met at Taylor‘s grandparents property in Kentucky, that was nothing but rolling hills of green, with fall colors in the trees. The sunshine was abundant and the air was crisp. Taylor quickly gave me a blueprint of the property, and shared a few ideas she had for photos. I was game for whatever because I knew no matter where we stood we couldn’t lose. The landscape was gorgeous, and putting two people deeply in love in front of it for a portrait makes it all magical. Needless to say the geek in me came out. We made our way throughout the property by four wheeler. As we approached the last leg of the session, we topped a hill to an open field of tall rolling green grass, that was being kissed by the sunlight as the sun set. We had certainly saved the best for last. The location along with the weather was better then we could have asked for. But the best part was seeing a side of Taylor and Nate that I may not have had an opportunity to get to know, had we chosen a different location. Taylor shared a few childhood memories of her and her sisters tromping through the field. Then of how her and Nate first met. As she walked toward Nate for the next photo, it was as if she was turning the page of one chapter and beginning a new with Nate.
We wrapped up the session at dusk and my creative heart was full. Little did I know my belly was about to be full too. When we got back to Taylor‘s grandparents house, her grandpa graciously invited me to stay for dinner; barbecue ribs, stuffed mushrooms, homemade mac & cheese were among the fixings. It was good. Very good.
A creative and physical appetite fed, along with new friendships, left this gal with a grateful heart, that is still felt today.
I first met Racha & Michael at their wedding venue, Matilda’s Event Barn, for their summer engagement session. They both were fun, laid back, and easy to talk to. Plus they had the forethought to bring Michael’s old blue truck for a photo opt. Which was a classic choice, and perfectly fitting for their summer love. I left feeling like I had reconnected with old friends. Documenting their wedding day will be a privilege, and I can’t wait.
Nick and Kaela’s fall engagement session at Mount Saint Francis was full of fun, good conversation, and a great chance to get to know the man that Miss Kayla has chosen to spend the rest of her days with. Continue reading