The Session of Surprises
I'm going back a little bit to write about my engagement session with Kristin and Jessie in November of 2019, who are a wonderful couple and super sweet. They are book lovers as you'll be able to tell from the gallery. I also got a very relaxed vibe from talking with Kristin via email but she's also super descriptive and gives all the details which is amazing and I know all the things. Once we met and started the session we started shooting and talked about some poses to start working in with in the library setting they chose. I got a comment from them about how they like dancing and I was thinking okay this'll be super sweet like junior high dancing but they brought out the suave with some quick feet, spins and twirls, and giant dips! I'm shocked but absolutely loved that you can never tell how people will surprise you based of your first impression. I thought it was Dancing With The Stars for a minute because it was that good! Oh not only that, but they have friends that dance as well and so the reception for their wedding is going to be super fun and everyone will be on the dance floor which I'm all about.
As we're working in the library doing our thing, they're posing and chatting some, their awesome dance moves, and we work some kisses into the mix of these moments. As we're getting closer to the end I tell Jessie to go in for a passionate kiss and I think we were spotted on the security cameras and we were told there's a strict no PDA rule in the library and that we needed to basically keep things rated PG. It's really funny to look back on and think about how we were nearly kicked out of a library! I definitely keep things interesting but this is a story that will stick with me haha.
The first stop for the session was the library which we moved around the building and if you're wondering about that beautiful room with the staircase and tall ceilings. We moved from there to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens which was very new at the time and it was also fall so we were limited with options but it end up being great and worked in some shots with the skyline in the background in front of their waterfall fountain. If your a fan of flowers and plants I highly recommend checking this place out! And just around the corner we have the Heigold House Facade where we worked in some casual images and some very intimate moments during the sunset.
As for the image above: Kristin and Jessie had the cutest idea and we're using the book The Princess Bride to show off their love for literature and their wedding. You'll find along with "The Announcement" you'll see "The Bride" and "The Groom" chapter titles. I mean, how brilliant is that?! I wanted to use this as an example to show how bringing a part of yourselves to the session and showing off your personality can really set you apart from the "normal" engagement sessions.
As I'm writing this we've had to switch up the date a couple of times with the pandemic still going strong. I'm very much about the safety of others and myself so we rescheduled and eventually rescheduled again with limitations on large groups of people so it just wouldn't be the same atmosphere and things would be very limited for their celebration.
Locations in order of the session:
Louisville Public Library
Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Heigold House Facade
Thank you to Louisville Public Library and the Waterfront Botanical Gardens for allow us to work in your wonderful spaces!