So these two are just about as sweet and relaxed as they come. I’ve actually been able to photograph them at TWO weddings before (so thankful for my awesome clients/friends that refer me out) but Lauren was actually a bridesmaid in both. I definitely waited patiently to hear from her once she got engaged because I’ve had so much fun working with her in the past! I met the two of them over skype since they are in IL and we are in KY now (well have been for over a year) and within a week I was doing their engagement photos. I certainly loved that we clicked so fast and that I could photograph them in no time at all. These two are seriously kind, compassionate, and hardworking. Pete is a nurse and had actually worked an evening shift just before the shoot. I knew he was probably beat but he never showed it. Instead he was beaming, laughing, and clearly just so happy to be with Lauren. As she studies to also become a nurse, Lauren loves getting to listen to his crazy stories and lessons learned from the hospital. The fact that they both have taken on such selfless careers and are able to really motivate each other is so honorable and speaks to their character as a couple.
Although you may not be able to see it (maybe you can… squint reallly hard), but it definitely sprinkled the entire shoot. It was light and gave us nice overcast. I do have to note that the forecast before and even DURING the shoot said 0% chance of rain so it just goes to show that it’s important to roll with the weather. These two didn’t mind it at all and even embraced it as a fun element of the shoot. In fact, I think they held each other tighter and laughed a little louder because of it.
Thank you Lauren and Pete for being your sweet, playful selves and letting me capture it! This wedding is going to be a blast.