I title my engagement sessions “get to know you” sessions. Its a chance for me to get to know the couple, them to get comfortable in front of the camera. This was the true meaning of that. This should have been a “great to meet you” session.
I set out for Ennis Texas from Dallas yesterday with only a location set for our engagement session. Olivia contacted me several months ago by email inquiry about my wedding photography. She lives in a pretty rural area and access to phone and internet is bit difficult at times. Bobby’s Mom rang me up from Olive Branch Mississippi (super close to Memphis Tennessee) and asked about the date for their wedding. I chatted with her about Tops – my favorite sandwich shop in Olive Branch and we talked about their wedding. Due to it being such a popular date they booked me with out a meeting. I hadn’t talked to Bobby or Olivia on the phone, met them in person or even had more than few emails back and forth before meeting them. After just few emails from her, she sounded like a person I would love to just hang out with….her story is truly inspiring!
I was only minutes away from Olivia’s family farm when I got a call from her letting me there would be horses and lots of other special items to them at our shoot. To say I was excited is an understatement. Horses are such sweet animals and I could pet their soft noses and floppy mouths all day. Hildalgo is the horse you see and he was great. Olivia’s horse is also beautiful and I have several with both of them. This is just a sneak peek of this very special day and I can not wait to share the rest with you! Enjoy.