All I can say is “WOW”, some couple seem to just bubble over with love. David & Michelle are one of those couples. Michelle had contacted me several months ago about shooting an elopement ceremony here in Kentucky. Michelle lives in Kansas and her Fiancée David is in the military and just recently returned from overseas. They had planned to get married in Springfield at a bed breakfast in May, but plans changed. Since Michelle had already paid for her wedding coverage we converted it to an engagement session. They took a little road trip from Kansas to Kentucky stopping along the way. They mailed out wedding invitations along their route for their wedding that would now take place in Kansas.
We chose Bardstown, Kentucky for the location of their engagement session, specifically downtown, the historic buildings and wonderful shops provided us with some fun unique backdrops for their session. The day was perfect, weather was pleasant not to warm , just enough to let you know spring was on its way. When David & Michelle arrived we spent a few minutes getting to know them a little better. They both noticed the distinct aroma in the air on their drive in; xplaining the smell throughout the air was the smell of the local bourbon distilleries. We all agreed that the smell was awesome. It really did lend a hand to the overall atmosphere of our location choice.
I knew from their personalities that I wanted a casual, relaxed feel to the session so figured that the best way to achieve that was to explain to them that for the most part we wanted them to forget we were there, to relax and be themselves. We provide tips and suggestions along the way but for the most part we want our couple to relax and be themselves. We spent the afternoon on a walking tour, stopping along the way capturing fun and unique photos. One of our favorites shots from their engagement session was a window reflection in front of a small shop downtown. The reflection, we later found out was a poster of the late Frank Sinatra’s mug shot. I wasn’t aware of that at the time; I just loved the look of the reflection. It wasn’t until a week later that I discovered through a Facebook post that it was his mugshot, followed by a piece on CBS news on Sunday morning with a segment celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. Funny how things happen, but couldn’t have been a more appropriate reflection…with all the love songs he has sang I felt this one was the most appropriate “It Had to Be You”.
If your recently engaged lets start planning your engagement session.