Back in August of 2012, I had the privilege to take engagement for some good friends of mine that I grew up with. They are such an adorable couple and you can definitely tell that they are so perfect for each other. As you look through their photos, you get the idea that they love to be silly and are not afraid to show it. I love that and as a photographer, it makes it so fun for me. When people are so playful and natural around each other, it makes the photo shoot so much more enjoyable.
Don’t get me wrong, I love good old-fashioned posed pictures, but there is something about capturing couples in their pure happiness – even when that’s not always looking at the camera. The reason why I love the more lifestyle photographs is because when the couple looks back at their engagement photos when they are much older, they will remember exactly what made them laugh in that moment or what he said to her. Remembering that moment is exactly what I feel photography is all about. Cherishing the moments we have in our lives because, just as the quote by Emily Dickinson says on the front page, “Forever is composed of nows.”
Enjoy the beautiful golden glow of the setting Missouri sun and the happiness and love that radiates from this couple.