I’ve known Kayla for a long time. Well…..”Since High School” long time, you can say, haha. You remember my Spring Giveaway, right? Well, JR was the first place winner and they decided to use it as an engagement session! I was given the challenge of shooting their engagement with a country vibe, which is not hard at all when you’re in the most country place in the world; (aside from Tennessee) Kentucky. That was not the challenge I was faced with, actually.
Since I don’t live in Kentucky anymore, I don’t know what the parks and everything look like in the spring because it’s different everywhere you go. And the weekend that I decided to visit, everything…..DEAD. No leaves on the trees, nothing blooming, no shade anywhere. Just…..dead leaves and trees. Oh, and we shot around 3PM so the sun was super bright and just…..everywhere. I don’t typically shoot whole sessions in full sun because of the complications it can cause for exposure and contrast, but I brought my reflector and my hubby, David, and just said, “Let’s do this”. As you can see, everything turned out great! We had to take a little bit extra time to get things just right since I had to work a little harder to get what I wanted, but I’m very pleased with the outcome and I’m happy to say that JR & Kayla are too.
I will be shooting their wedding this coming August and I canNOT wait! It’s going to be a rustic-barn themed wedding. OMGAH…can you say, EX-CITE-MENT?! :D
JR & Kayla are such a lovely little couple and you can tell how comfortable they are being with each other. There was one little moment when JR had to go get a blanket out of his truck and she made a comment about his butt as he walked away, hahaha! Not every couple will do and say things like that unless you’ve been together for a long while. I’m so happy to see Kayla be with the man that she’s going to spend the rest of her life with. They look so happy and amazing together and I just can’t wait for their big day :)
Oh, the story behind the note? Kayla doesn’t wear her ring when she goes to bed at night, so she keeps it in the box. She woke up one morning, put on her ring and JR had surprised her with the little note. I thought it was in the box when he proposed, but the real story was even sweeter than that I had originally thought, haha!
Once again, I love engagements. All of them are unique and every couple is never the same. And again, I cannot wait to shoot JR & Kayla’s wedding. Rustic wedding? Oh, heck yes!
A couple of little notes before I end this post…
I am booking for Prom in Spartanburg and all surrounding areas! If you know someone who needs some photos, send them my way! You could always be rewarded for referrals :) Pricing is in the Specials tab at the top of the page.
Also booking $50 mini sessions every weekend for the next couple of weeks to raise money for props and all gear needed for the preschool/daycare photos. Or if you can hook me up with some much needed props or other things, you can use it as credits toward a session!
Until next time…