Allie and Brad’s wedding day is coming right up, and I am so excited to have them in front of my camera again! We had a really hard time deciding on a more natural or urban setting for their engagement session, so we settled on the best alternative – the RiverWalk and Walker’s Point at sunset. No amount of scouting can prepare one for the always changing lighting conditions on any particular day, but it does help photographers familiarize themselves with the location. This is why I truly love photographing a ‘walking tour engagement session’ (as I call it), because it provides multiple opportunities to find the best light, location, and get to know the newly engaged! The three of us had a grand time exploring the RiverWalk in the Third Ward and the Menomonee River in Walker’s Point near the Haley-Davidson Museum. Now I just have to anxiously await the adventures ahead of us on their big day!
My favorite kind of engagement sessions are the ones where I get an immediate sense of who the couple are, and these two are a GREAT team. About a week before our shoot Jessica emailed me letting me know that she had recently had knee surgery and might be wearing her big ‘ole therapy boot; however, on the day of their session, Jessica was sans boot. Being a gentleman (and an upstanding fiance), William helped her maneuver around the Third Ward without the non-photogenic accessory. It was light and laughter the entire time I spent with them. These two were so much fun to have in front of my camera – that I’m already looking forward to their June wedding!