If you have followed my work for any amount of time, you know that I love sessions where the sun is setting and there is a perfect golden hour glow. However, yesterdays session was the exact opposite. I had been watching the weather all day and spoke with Abbey about an hour before the session asking if they wanted to postpone because it was dark, windy, cold, and rain was in the forecast. They decided that they wanted to continue with the session.. and I am SOO glad that they did! Abbey and Dylan’s rainy spring engagement session quickly became one of my favorites. These pictures don’t have that sunny glow BUT is it just me or do these look like they are straight out of the movie “The Notebook?” My favorite part is that they are beautifully romantic and so full of happiness, love, and laughter. These two made my job so easy.
As soon as Abbey and Dylan stepped out of the car I immediately knew that their session was going to be so much fun. They are high school sweethearts who love spending time outdoors together. They choose to do their session in an open field which was perfect for the two of them. It was so sweet watching them interact together during the session.
Abbey looked at me a little ways into the session and said how happy she was that I encouraged them talk and interact with each other because Dylan didn’t really love to smile for pictures. I would have never guessed it because every time he looked at Abbey he got the biggest, most genuine smile on his face. Their happiness was so clear during the entire session, even the rain couldn’t put a damper on it!
Abbey and Dylan, you are two of the happiest, smiliest, most joy-radiating people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. I am already counting down the days until your wedding next year at Almost Heaven Barn in Shinnston, West Virginia when I get to be at your side when you say, “I do.” Between now and then, I really hope these images make you feel excited for what’s ahead; and after your wedding, always remind you of this short, sweet season of your life that you can’t get back, but can always re-live.