Meet Sarah and Christian! Let me start off by saying that shooting this Pine Hills Floral Engagement was a first for me! If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE a fresh new plant.
I was in absolute HEAVEN during this engagement session! Not only was I behind a camera, photographing true love, but I was also surrounded by all the plants a girl can ask for!
This engagement session was an equal mixture of exploration, natural interactions, with a splash of The Office references lol When I know my client well, I am able to talk and shoot at the same time, which is saying a lot for someone who isn’t great at multitasking!
It makes for a smooth flowing session, as we transition from one pose and interaction to another. Everything about this Pine Hills Floral engagement session felt natural.
Christian and Sarah have been together for quite some time now. You can call them high school sweethearts, and let me just say that I have been around since the beginning of their relationship!
Basically, Sarah is my first cousin, and we’ve been told that we look alike. I ain’t mad about it! She is seriously beautiful, from the inside out. See for yourself!
This precious couple is passionate about the younger generation. Sarah not only works for Casa, but they both serve at their church with the youth ministry! They strongly believe in loving on kids and sharing Jesus with them. This couple is truly an inspiration!
They will be tying the knot at The Juliet Chapel in Dahlonega, GA, next month, and I am STOKED y’all!
Not only will I be able to add Georgia to my list of states that I’ve shot weddings in, but it will also be a fun getaway for my husband and I! We’ve been told that we have to visit Helen, GA, while up there, and I couldn’t be more excited to explore.
These two were such a joy to photograph. They were down for any prompt I threw at them, including “slow-mo run towards me!” As you can see, it produced some of the best natural smiles!
I also got to see Christian’s silly side. We discussed his awesome thrift store finds, quoted a few more lines from The Office, and talked about how excited he was for the big day!
They are planning their wedding in the same amount of time that Matthew and I planned our wedding: four months! Hear me when I tell you this: IT CAN BE DONE.
One thing I realized with this session is how stunning Sarah is on black and white. Her porcelain skin and gold rimmed glasses paired well with my Ilford black and white pack, and a splash of extra grain for that filmy look. You’ll see why it gives me all the heart eyes!
PS. I also shot almost a full roll of Fuji film on my Contax 645! I started off shooting Portra, but wanted to dabble in Fuji as well. I’ll be sending those off for development, so for now, enjoy some more digital files!
Sarah called Pine Hills Floral Designs to inquire about having her engagement photographs taken in the greenhouse. I knew immediately I would also snag a few shots of the greenery, because let’s be honest, there isn’t a lot of greenery around Mississippi at the moment!
The dead of the winter season gets me all sad, so I try to focus on the new growth coming as we move into spring, eventually!
Christian and Sarah were so easy going through the entire engagement session. Their movements were congenial as they breathed in sync with each other, holding their pose, long after the shot had already been taken. It was as if they didn’t want the moment to end-like everything around them had disappeared.
One of my favorite parts about this session was exploring the nursery! If I could live in a greenhouse, I probably would.
OKAY that’s extreme, but I would spend a significant amount of time in it if I had one. Ask my husband.
As the sun moved further towards setting, we made our way outside to see what we could find! Peep the golden light shining on Sarah’s hair as they smooched!
Christian and Sarah, I hope your Pine Hills Floral engagement session was all that you dreamed it would be! I am ecstatic to be traveling to the “Peach state” next month to witness and document your intimate vow exchange. It’ll be unique and truly a dream come true. Cheers!
Venue: Pine Hills Floral
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