This was such a fun engagement session! Amanda and Michael are friends with one of my favorite couples, Ashley and Curtis. (I know, you’re not supposed to have favorites, oops) I knew right away that they were going to be really laid back and awesome to work with! I made a lot of black and white images for Amanda because I knew she loved a really classic look. I think there’s something about black and white photography that just helps you focus in on the emotion better. What do you think?
So, for our winter evening engagement shoot, we met at my downtown studio about an hour before sunset – Amanda and Michael drank hot chocolate out of home made mugs and snuggled, laughed and made crinkle noses at each other. (Well, Amanda made crinkle noses, I’m not sure if Michael can really do it)
Then we took a little stroll outside so we could freeze our faces off for a bit. Yes, it was a brisk 32 degrees that night! We walked around the PSU campus and then downtown to all the pretty lit trees! There is nothing like white Christmas lights at night for awesome background bokeh!
After all the face freezing torture, we warmed up by the cozy fire with a couple of beers at Rogue. Jeff joined in and we talked about family history, bad vacations and wedding planning for the rest of the night!
Have I told you how much I love my job? I don’t think it gets much better than this!