This couple, this couple is so sweet and so adoring of one another, they make me think that 20 years from now they will be holding hands and sneaking kisses while their kids yell, “GROSS”.
When we were planning their engagement session I tossed out the idea of a playground that I had used for a family session.
Now, you might think a playground isn’t that great of a place for an engagement session, but I love working in games and light hearted set ups for my clients because through the years I’ve found, that person who makes you laugh and feel like a kid again? That’s who you love. That’s who you grow old with. Yes, romantically you love them and think they’re the hottest thing since that fever you had last summer! But you also want to run errands with them, spend lazy Saturdays together while you read a book and play crossword puzzles. Basically you love your best friend.
Kristen loved the idea of a playground, and I think you can tell, from looking at these photos, that Jay is for sure her best friend.
On this day they played in the sand, pushed each other on the swing set, played superman!! (do you remember this? When you used the swing to fly through the air), chicken, and monkey bars. Jay can apparently pull himself up and do a handstand. I was suitably impressed and also more than slightly jealous.
Of course, when we design your session we want to show that silly playful side of you, but we also play dress up. So from their we were off to change into evening wear and suit and tie. Jay, my friend, you looked so handsome. I love the seriously sexy looks they’re giving one another in these images.
Usually that last look is your evening wear, but since we wanted their last location to be the beach we went for a more casual look this time. And these images? This is where you see the soft sentimental love they have for one another. That side of love is the kind that always reminds you of how much you cherish one another, and the thought of being apart for too long makes you hold them just a little tighter, and a little longer.
Also, they were cracking up in some of these because a group of girls were posing for a swimsuit fashion line nearby, and they may have been screaming through the wind how absolutely cold they were.
It was a fabulous day, and I’m so happy to share it here. Up next? Their wedding!! You can’t wait, right?