I want to give you a little background on this amazing couple: Sherri' lives here (in Missouri) and Grant lives in New York. They agreed on a weekend for him to travel here so we could do their Engagement Session. Being an outdoor photographer, the weather is always something that I'm watching. I can tell you the seven-day forecast at any given time. Ha! Normally, this isn't a problem, because if we run into inclement weather, we will reschedule for a few days later. However, when the bride and groom live in different states, and there is only one weekend that the three of us will be together before their wedding day, you don't have a "Plan B", there is only "Plan A". As the days inched closer and closer to their session, the weather forecast got colder and colder. Sherri' and I joked a few days before their session that the forecast could be wrong and it would be a warm and beautiful day. The weekend of their session arrived and it was the complete opposite of the warm temperatures we were hoping for. We woke up that morning to not only cold temps, but also snow. It was actually the first snow of the year. Mother Nature definitely threw a hiccup in our plans for that day. However, it ended up working out perfectly!
Instead of staying in one location, we moved around that afternoon. I want to say a huge Thank You to my husband, Justan, for driving us around and keeping the vehicle warm. As we started their session, it began to snow again. They smiled and nuzzled in a little closer to each other. The wind chill was 17 degrees but they didn't care. I never heard a single complaint come from these two. At one point I was talking to Grant and I looked down to see that his shoes were soaking wet from walking in the snow. When I pointed this out he just smiled and said, "It's okay! They'll dry"! They were both such troopers!
I always want to incorporate things into my client’s sessions that have a special meaning to them. It’s a little something to personalize their session. For Sherri' and Grant, it's the adorable Starbucks cups with their names on them. It might appear that they are having coffee together, or that these drinks helped keep them warm during their cold session. Both are correct; however, it goes a little deeper than that. Before they were engaged, Sherri' asked Grant at what moment he knew that he no longer looked at her as just a friend. What was his reply? It was one morning after they had enjoyed coffee together at Starbucks, that he knew he liked her more than just a friend. So it was only fitting that we incorporated a little coffee love that afternoon.
There isn't an image from their session that doesn't bring a huge smile to my face. The love that Sherri' and Grant share is evident and so beautiful to see. Sherri' and Grant, I wish you so much love, laughter, and a very happily ever after! You two are such a beautiful couple inside and out. Thank you for letting me be apart of such a special time in your life. I will forever hold this session very near and dear to my heart.
Without further ado, I give you just a few of my favorite images of the future Mr. and Mrs. Silvas. Enjoy and Happy Monday friends!