As a photographer, it’s always an honor for close friends and relatives to ask that I capture meaningful moments in their lives. When a lifelong family friend, Katie, asked me to do her engagement photos, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.
Since Katie’s fiance, Alex, works for a racing team, he travels quite a bit. Despite his frequent travel and their limited time together, a strong connection has kept them going. In fact, Alex almost had to reschedule their first date but worked it out in the end. He was able to charm his way into Katie’s life over the taco dinner he made. In honor of that fateful date, he planned his proposal accordingly: over taco dinner.
However, the proposal didn’t happen without a nod of approval from Katie’s dad and brothers. Having won over not just her heart but her family as well, it’s no wonder she said yes when Alex finally popped the question.
When the day of the shoot finally arrived, mother nature threw us a curve ball in the form of some storms. For a moment, it made me think about their first date, when it almost didn’t work out but he was able to come through in the last-minute. And just like that near miss on their first date, the storms that could’ve spoiled the photo shoot passed quickly. We resumed the shoot under some of the most incredible sunlight. It was the perfect setting for capturing the energy between the two of them.
We are so excited for their wedding this December at JLH Wedding Barn and have our fingers crossed for some perfectly falling snowflakes!