Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, that’s what happened to me when I met Charlie and Amanda! We had only corresponded over emails before finally meeting in person for their engagement session, so it was kind of like a blind date. We met at Charlie’s parents’ farm near Fulton, MO. It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday. I usually don’t plan to meet up at noon, since that’s the hardest sun to work with, but I always enjoy a good challenge. I also recently purchased a new camera and was still learning where the controls were on it. I’m sure Charlie and Amanda wondered if I knew what I was doing a couple of times, but they were certainly too sweet to let on if they did! Also, within 5 minutes of meeting, I walked out with Amanda’s purse. She very politely said, “Oh, thank you for carrying out my purse.” I was like, “What?” and then I realized that we had the exact same royal blue Old Navy purse. I’m guessing she thought I might be trying to rob her, but once again she was too sweet to let on if she did! We all got a good laugh out of the purse incident, and I LOVE Amanda’s laugh. It’s one of those infectious laughs that instantly cheers you up. We then made our way around the farm to start snapping pics!
I’m pretty sure I would never look this cute getting hoisted up onto a hay bail!
After a quick outfit change, we kept making our way around the farm. These two were so easy to direct, in that I barely had to direct them, and they were up for anything. It was awesome.
The white thing to the right of Amanda is a butterfly. They had actual butterflies swirling around them in the field.
Can anyone say LEGS FOR MILES? So lovely! And what a good sport she was to pose for me like this. I’m sure it wasn’t very comfortable.
This is one of those “gasp as soon as I took this picture” moment. Amanda, you are stunning!
Near the end of the shoot, I asked if they wouldn’t mind laying down. And they said, “Sure!” I said, “You probably won’t want to lay down like this on your wedding day for pics…” and they said, “Sure we could.” Ahhhh I love couples like this! 🙂
And then another magical thing happened. Someone mentioned taking the boat out for pics, and would I mind, etc, etc. WOULD I MIND??? As a photographer, one is always looking for that new photo opportunity. Something I’ve never done before. Dear Families, Couples, Brides and Grooms: I will ALWAYS want to take exciting, unique pics. If you ever have an idea, even if you think it might take too much time or work or it might be too silly, you never know how it’ll turn out in photos! Let’s give it a try!
I had so much fun with these two! And I CAN NOT WAIT to shoot their wedding next summer!