Engagement photo’s a sneak peak into my process AFTER you book your session with me. As just a fun little way of getting to know my clients MORE after our first initial Face-time, I like to send these little questionnaires before the engagement session. This helps my clients and I with several things: knowing what music to play at a session (location and cell service permitting, if you live in the mountains you KNOW the struggle LOL) I tend to bring little gifts along with me. Often curated around bits of this questionnaire, or possibly what I can tell they are into. An earthy couple who loves nature for instance, may get some handmade raw milk soap from my local favorites Red Haven Farm. Depending on the couple I will pick up a bottle of hard cider from the lovely local Troddenvale. Not only do both of these gifts give back to local small farmers but friends as well as being quite the pleasant surprise. The Cider is a perfect bottle to pop open on your gallery review date night *wink wink*
Without further ado, let’s get to know my fabulous, down to earth, adventurous August couple!!
K and L met in Texas. K being born in California, L in Wisconsin! They came together over the love of the outdoors, working at many camping and have explored a ton the the US national parks!! When we first met on Face-time while I was extremely pregnant with baby #3 and it definitely showed in my dark circled eyes, they were so gracious to answer questions, chat and I instantly KNEW they were my kind of people.
While I only take a limited amount of intimate weddings per year, and tend to want stick to elopements, this was a match made in heaven. Not just for them, but for me as well. Since that initial call, I have enjoyed getting to know them more. Logan, soft spoken – so far, and Kaitlyn, such a kindred spirit.
Here is some questions answered by K:
What’s your playlist? All genres! Have a little extra love for 90s country. (Could not love this response anymore! Literally my spotify )
What’s your favorite feature on your partner? He is an absolute goofball and has a clever sense of humor.
What is something about you as couple that’s unique? We have traveled to the majority of US National Parks together. This is one of the coolest things!
What’s your favorite drink and snack? OJ and tequila, chips and salsa
Who is funnier? Logan. (I happen to have this great little BTS clip of L catching a small feel at their engagement session, which of course made K laugh. The picture is so cute)
Boho, western, or classic? Western –We love this K&L
What’s one thing that would make this session extra special? Having a fantastic sunset during the session
Water or Mountain Top: Mountain top
Just for fun…. Who is more likely to drive a golf cart into a pond! Probably Logan. It’s so funny how many brides say the groom would!
Why is photography important to you for your wedding day? closest family and friends are super important. the moments with with our close people.
What in my images do you see yourselves in? the warmth, the lighting and the earthy, emotional feel.
Thank you so much K & L for being a wonderful part of the HR+L fam!!
HAPPY WEDDING MONTH!
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Final thoughts, Kaitlyn used my HR+L client styling guide when picking her outfits and do you see how well they worked? Let me know in the comments if you want to know more about why these worked so well together.
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Honey Ridge & Lace Photography, the Home of Find Your Roar (FYR is the piece of HR+L that encompasses Birth and Intimate images) is story telling and empowerment photography business in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
During your sessions you'll find the fun and beauty in the overlooked moments. that can mean so much. Your Childs hand in yours. How your spouse looks at you and smiles when you aren't paying attention. When you feel comfortable and empowered and confident during your session and leave happy you did it.