Jessica & Kevin's Engagement Session in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Jessica & Kevin were my last session in Tuscaloosa for a while.  I shot in my favorite place, the University of Alabama Arboretum, and we shot in the morning before it got too hot and humid.  The Arboretum is a gorgeous place with lots of green and nature, which is the style they wanted to go for.  They brought their two little dogs along with them, Oliver & Ellie, who were just as sweet as can be.  Jessica & Kevin are the kind of people you want to be around;  they light up the place when they smile at each other and Kevin can make her laugh in an instant.  

My favorite story that these two tell is how they met.  J & K are both in medical school and oddly enough, they met the first week of it in their anatomy lab.  Jessica said she would spare me of the gory details (which I can imagine were not all ice cream and unicorns), and tell me about the first time they met outside of school.  Some medical students went out to a restaurant for dinner one night and once Kevin walked in, Jess realized the seat next to her was open.  She "saw me walk in and scrambled to get her stuff out of the chair next to her, almost demanding that I sit next to her" says Kevin.  They were inseparable ever since, as you can tell from their images.  I can't wait to shoot their wedding this November in Tuscaloosa and go back to my favorite town to do my favorite thing.  

Ellen & Kevin's Redondo Beach, California Engagement Session

Okay, about to get all mushy gushy here with these two.  I have known Ellen & Kevin since the 8th grade.  Yes, that's 7 years and they have been together every moment of it.  There's many ways to describe this couple, but inseparable is definitely one of them.  When you think of Ellen, you think of Kevin, and vise versa.  I remember the days that I would show up to school and Ellen's hair would be an absolute mess, but you knew exactly where she was.  She would get up at the crack of dawn just to go see Kevin surf before school and support his passion.  

Ellen & Kevin are getting married this summer at The Redondo Beach Public Library and I am honored to be photographing their big day.  That being their location for their wedding, is exactly why we chose the location for their engagement session.  The day started off as rainy and cloudy, so we almost called it off.  But I am so glad we didn't! The clouds made for a mood and a style of pictures that I just fell in love with.  These two were so easy to photograph because they were so natural in front of the camera and their love shined.    

Thank you, Ellen & Kevin, for choosing and trusting me to photograph your love for one another.  I am so excited to be a part of your big day this summer.