Sometimes you get out shooting with a couple unsure of how it will turn out but the rush of relaxation comes over you as soon as you realize how chill and funny the couple is. Kristin and Travis are so much fun to interact with, they have been together for such a good chunk of time you can just feel the best friendship they share. We discovered some crazy beautiful spots on our lakeside adventure and the cloudy day just added to the richness of color. So excited for these two as they continue on their sweet journey as a couple.
There is just something about getting out into the middle of nowhere and capturing the sun as it goes down. Thank goodness for four wheel drive cars and fun couples because both were needed to achieve this awesome shoot. These two are so sweet together it's hard not to notice. They balance each other out in such a perfect way. While one is shy the other brings out the affection of the other. They aren't afraid to show love and accept love from the other person. They are fun to be around and ready to be together for their lives.
We got to actually shoot their engagement photos on the same land they will be getting married on this Fall. That make this land in so many ways sacred to their sweet love story. I love shooting on locations of significance because they bring a life to the photos that is unexplainable. Also the sun was being incredible and I couldn't have asked for a better glow over everything.
I meet a lot of couples in the world of photography. I love being able to capture their love stories during all the different seasons of a couple's life. From engagement and the wedding to capturing the sweet parenting love after they've had their first little one. The love only grows but there is nothing like that fresh best friend love.
These two are that in a nutshell. They make each other laugh and keep each other calm. They've traveled together moved together and made so many memories together already and this just plays out in the beautiful way they balance one another.
This session was really about getting to explore a small part of downtown Kansas City and grab some fun but laid back photos of this special time of engagement. We started around the Library capturing the rooftop terraces and their mutual love of books and ended exploring some cool walls and windows trying to avoid the windy day. It was such a chill morning and I can't wait to shoot their Wedding this Fall.
Sometimes you meet clients that you just hit it off with. Those are really the best sessions because all of us feel comfortable and fun and truly "out of comfortability comes creativity." I should coin that phrase because it's been a mantra all throughout my creative life. I love feeling laid-back and relaxed when I'm shooting, it's not because I'm not taking it seriously but because I get to actually be the artist you hired rather than a pressurized contractor. But i digress :)
This session with Claire and Brandon was definitely the most ideal from the comfyin home setting to all of us just having enough in common to never let the conversation lull. They are new to the Kansas City area just like me so I feel like we hit it off even more. I even thought, they should meet my husband, we would have so much fun grabbing drinks sometime. But mostly I just couldn't get over the sweet excitement they had about having their first little one. They were laughing and teasing about what to name her and Claire's supposed pregnancy brain. It kind of made me realize that in home maternity sessions are seriously the best of both worlds.
Don't get me wrong I do love the little kids with their energy and personality but sometimes trying to tame a rambunctious child is draining. But having a little one to at least talk about and focus on was just the perfect way to bring out all the feels from excitement to nerves to that sweet look you share with your partner that says, "dude we made a human being". I've decided to start calling these sweet sessions, Baby-moon Sessions because seriously thats what they are all about.