Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lisa & Christian's Engagement Photos

September 1, 2011.  It's exactly one year prior to my rapidly approaching wedding date.  It's also the exact day that Lisa, Christian, and I ventured out into our small town's backyard with the mission of taking their engagement photos. 

Before every photo session I always deal with nerves.  In this case I probably should've been more at ease considering how close I am with the couple, but to be honest, I wasn't.  As my future sister-in-law and one of my very best friends, I simply didn't want to let Lisa down.  I needed to keep my style of photography, but still give Lisa the pictures she'd been conjuring in her head for months (or years?) -- a challenge that churned my stomach a smidge.   I knew she wanted vintage, "The Notebook"-esque style photos, so I wanted to deliver her Rachael McAdams and Ryan Gosling on a silver screen platter.  So I did my usual prep work and sketched out my famous unflattering stick figures in shots that I deemed "Notebook-worthy".

Lisa did her fare share of prep work as well by outfitting her and her Fiance to fit the vintage role.  On the day of the photo session, she showed up in a sweet ivory lace frock and her trademark country curls.  Christian looked quite dapper himself, sporting an ensemble reminiscent of a time where iPads were replaced with back-country fishing adventures.  They looked good.  That makes my job a little easier.  But all of my anxiety melted away when I started shooting and realized that the photographer in me was going to pull through.  As the future Habersacks led me through their territory of the Gunpowder State Park, I effortlessly snapped away -- it was easy considering these beautiful people fit right into their element.  They shared stories about how they used to climb the rusty green bridge in high school, and how they'd fish while their hound dog Blue carelessly splashed around in the creek bed.  I felt like I was seeing a lovey-dovey side of them that most people don't get to, and that made the photos more "special" to me.

The happy couple has since entered wedded bliss on May 12th of this year, but it's never too late to share a few photos.  Obviously these photos are some of my personal favorites since my new bro and sis are near and dear to my heart, but I also appreciate these snip-its in time because, to me at least, they represent both Lisa and Christian as I know and love them.  With that said, meet Mr. & Mrs. Habersack:

A personal favorite.

This one made the cover of their Save the Date card!

A rare shot of the Blue-weasel.

This truck served as their guest book at their wedding!

And as an additional wedding treat, I went back and re-edited some of their photos.  Here ya go:

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