When Lauren emailed me saying she was debating between a photo session with horses or on Grandma’s orange orchard, I was secretly hoping she’d go with the horses. And she did! However, there was a 30% chance of precipitation on the morning of, and I was tossing and turning all night prior, anxious that the rain would ruin the day I was long awaiting.
I trekked on that morning, getting ready with barely any sleep, downing coffee while packing my camera gear, and driving to the sound of David Crowder Band on Pandora. As I normally do behind the steering wheel prior to meeting clients, I prayed that God would guide me and bless me through this photo shoot.
As I entered Lauren and Matt’s driveway, the clouds gave up on me and poured out rain. I ran to the door, cradling my camera like a newborn.
Inside, we talked about their wedding plans and about Matt’s fraternity and how one of their dogs bit their other dog over a ball… when finally, the sun slowly escaped cover from the clouds. I packed and hurried Lauren and Matt out the door. It was time! (If you’re wondering whether I’m always this dramatic, answer is, yes, specifically when I’m sleep-deprived! This session took place Sunday morning and it is now Sunday night, but I was so excited to post these images, I worked on them all day long.)
God was with us this morning and the day couldn’t have been any more perfect. It was filled with kisses and sweet, tender love. Even Tigger, Lauren’s horse, was feeling touchy-feely. He gave Matt a a little smooch in one of the pictures above. I’m so grateful to be able to photograph the cutest couple of the year!
It is so time for me to hit the sack now! I don’t even know what I’m typing anymore.
To view a slideshow of Laura and Matt’s engagement session, click here.