How do you pick the best location for an engagement session when the studio is in Archbold, Ohio, the bride is in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the groom is in Michigan? Well, in this case, you go where the dog is waiting! LaRae and Jeff’s new family is going through a lot of changes- a new home, new jobs, and of course, a new marriage. While all of these transitions were happening, their faithful companion lived with Jeff’s parents in Fort Wayne. And that settled it! So one Saturday morning, we all met up in Fort Wayne to document LaRae and Jeff’s engagement, only a short time before their wedding.
The couple had a special request to create some images in front of a row of Evergreen trees at the groom’s house. We decided to start there first, but since I wasn’t too familiar with Ft. Wayne, I paid special attention to my surroundings on the way there. Thank goodness, because we ended up getting rained out of the Evergreens, and the park I spotted on the way ended up being the perfect location for this nature-loving couple! It was a cute little hidden park, complete with a river, trails, a few wildflowers, and… a covered shelter house with raw wooden beams. It was the perfect fit for a rainy day.
But, let me go backward… we did get a few engagement photos with the trees (yes, even during the rain) and then we came in the house for a little bit, because it looked like the rain was going to pass. I saw the living room had glorious light streaming in, so we asked if we could turn a chair around, and we were able to create some of my favorite portraits, right there in their living room. Maybe I’m biased, but I think these images are so soft, romantic and just simply beautiful. It makes me happy that it rained. 😉
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