When I met Kate and Ryan for their engagement photos last fall, I met two people who were ready to kick leaves around and have fun just being themselves because they are truly best friends.
Aaaaah! Let’s begin with the history behind my upcoming trip in May. I had the pleasure of knowing Trisha and Rainer in Orlando. I photographed the memories of their first pregnancy and helped them capture the first week of sweet newborn Emily. At that time I remember being so blown away by how beautiful and natural their photos were. Back then I had just started photography full time (it was 2010) and I felt on top of the world when I received the canvas order of Emily sleeping peacefully on Trisha’s shoulder. I knew that craving the success of a breathtaking photo was life.
Later on I photographed Emily’s birthday portraits, and as an October baby, her costumes were the icing on the cake! During this time I met Jennifer, Trisha’s sister. Although the meetings were brief, I remember how close they were and just truly admired their relationship as sisters. (Feeling teary eyed writing this! It’s this photo below that does it.)
Fast forward three years and my family moves to Oregon before I can meet Rainer and Trisha’s new little boy. Jennifer moved away from Florida as well. But the whole family will be together again very soon because… Jennifer is getting married and the destination for their ceremony? Cliffs of Moher in Ireland! I am so honored that Jennifer and her fiance Chris thought of me to capture this moment in their lives. While I treasure each and every wedding I’m a part of, I am truly thankful to go on this adventure as their two families come together in a magical, beautiful place. I can’t wait for Chris and Jennifer to say I do!