We recommend photographing your engagement and your wedding YOUR way. These precious moments are historical perspective of who you are. If you let others' opinions and ideas influence you too much then the images can be more of a reflection of them. So be authentic. Be you. And have your engagement and wedding YOPUR way.
Last week we shot Meredith & Cody’s engagement photos. But before we get to far ahead, let’s back up and fill in the backstory. We met Meredith and her entourage at the Whitestone Country Inn Bridal Show. We had an instant connection with her. A few days later we connected via email to discuss Mile Marker Images being their wedding photographer. A meeting was set. They choose our premium package, “The Lane” which includes an engagement session. Their wedding is in July and they’ve been engaged for quite some time.
However, Cody’s original plan of popping the question in a hot air balloon was foiled by high winds and bad weather. But he still had credit with the balloon company. They asked if we could still shoot the balloon flight. YES! But I insisted we add a time re-create the proposal.
They chose Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures in Franklin, TN and their "Dawn Patrol" package. These guys were on it! They had the equipment off the trailer and set up in just a few minutes. And even thought Meredith & Cody were already engaged, they were giddy with excitement.
We had perfect weather with clear skies and light winds. I got to ride with the chase vehicle – those guys were fantastic and accommodating to me. I told them I wanted shots with no utility lines interrupting the shots. They never let me down. They also stopped quickly when I said, “Let me have look here!”
As the balloon began its descent I was able to get some tighter shots. I think my favorite shot is her hand and ring on the support – Cody caught me, but Meredith was still caught up in the magic of the flight.
After the flight, we headed back to the launch site. Once there, they climbed into to canopy of balloon preparing for flight. This is where we created the "proposal." I love the colors of the canopy and all the shadows of trees around it. I love Cody's excitement and joy. And I love how authentic Meredith behaved. All in all, we had a great shoot.
The moral of the story is to create your story your way. Create memories and let us capture them. Don’t think about what you can’t do or shouldn’t do. Make your engagement and your wedding epic!
And as always, we would love to hear all about your creative ideas for your epic wedding and engagement. And we'd love to be YOUR wedding & engagement photographer. And we insist that your engagement and wedding is YOUR way!