Lauren and I were on the lookout for a classic American-heartland style barn for her engagement session, and when it just didn’t turn up anywhere remotely nearby, I suggested the rustic grounds of one of my favorite spots in Tucson, the Ted DeGrazia gallery. Her informal Facebook poll of her friends seconded that idea, and so we met yesterday for an hour and a half of playful engagement photos at sunset, with a full moon rise right at dusk.
It was my first chance to meet her fiance Mitchell, but she’d already told me about his great smile, and how easy it was for them to have fun together. Her parents even dropped by to cheer them on (or embarrass them a little, I’m not sure). We suffered one torn hem when Lauren jumped into Mitchell’s arms, and a kamikaze bug ended its time on earth in Mitchell’s eye, but otherwise nothing but smiles and laughter.
I really do love sessions like this because it gives me such a great chance to see how couples fit and interact together, and it gives them a sense of the rhythm of a portrait session like we’ll do on their wedding day. And we get to hang out a bit and joke around together – that’s probably the best part. Thanks for coming out yesterday you two – I can’t wait for your wedding in September!