This isn't Jessica and Steven's first engagement shoot, this is actually their second! For their first shoot, we snowshoed around Steven's pass at sunrise. Of course, it was absolutely gorgeous, but also absolutely freezing! For their second engagement session, we decided on something much warmer and and much closer to home. We choose Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, it's a beautiful park and it happens to be their favorite place to let their dog Bailey run around.
There are some couples who are beaming with love. It's not that corny end of a disney movie love, but something truly deep and meaningful. Heidi and John have such a connection that it shows in their every word and glance. Their wedding on the north side of Chicago was perfect!
I love everything about traveling for weddings! The road trip, the adventure, meeting all the new people, but it's always all about hunting down the perfect locations for photos. For Jossie and Steve's wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan I just couldn't settle for your everyday park. I wanted something so much more, and for about 5 maybe 6 hours Ryan Moore(my amazing second shooter for the day) and I drove all over the city on the hunt. We finally settled on this incredible wildflower field with a dirt road that cut right through it!
On the wedding day everything was going so perfectly it was unbelievable. Then came the thunderstorms, but luckily we came up with a killer plan for that. Even with the biggest downpours I've ever seen on a wedding day we had a ton of fun and walked away with something amazing. Check it out.
I love to bike! You might be asking yourself why I feel the need to mention it when I should be talking about Kristin & Ryan. Well, first off what's with the attitude! You don't even need to read this, you can skip the whole thing and just look at the photos. More importantly, I love to bike. It's how I find all of these locations. This spot particularly came out of no where. I had never heard of it, never seen a single photo of this place. Then one day I was biking to Indiana, and there it was! I can't believe this spot has remained a secret for so long.
I just happened to mention this craziness to Kristin and Ryan, and they loved the idea. We spent hours trespassing in this old and decrepit steel mill and this is what we came away with!