Having already scheduled a shoot, and arriving at the venue the day of our engagement session, we were all disappointed to find out that there was a mis-communication with the venue and they were closed! So after rescheduling for two weeks out, we finally arrived at the shoot.
Brittany and Evan were not only great fun to shoot, but they were a blast just to hang out with and talk to. We were all very excited for the upcoming wedding and were ready to get this shoot on.
The fact that we had to reschedule actually ended up working in our favor, as we had the entire location to ourselves. No distractions, no passersby, and an absolutely beautiful day for an engagement shoot. We took the first few minutes to take a look around, look at the outfits they brought and had plenty of time to loosely plan the shoot. And once we started, it was easy to see why these two were getting married.
The way they interacted was beautiful. So little direction was needed as they kept unwittingly falling into beautiful scenarios and relaxed natural poses. The grounds at the Bluegrass Entertainment and Exposition Complex are absolutely stunning. With 3 beautiful Barns, and well maintained landscape and gardening, it would have been more difficult for me to get a bad shot than a good one. Being willing to spend the time to engage with each other helps a shoot so much. Often times, couple want to show up, get the shots, and be done. But typically the best photos happen once they give in to relaxing and having a fun, spontaneous or romantic moment, and forget that I am there photographing them. Come on! How fun are these two!
I am looking forward to their upcoming wedding. No doubt they are going to be as fun married as they are now. We had a great time capturing some exquisite images that Brittany and Evan will surely hold dear years down the road, and will remember this exciting time in their life as they were preparing to spend forever together, in love.