July 13, 2017

Matt + Brittany | Laumeier Sculpture Park Engagement Session

Posted in: Engagements

Matt and Brittany contacted me a while back asking if I’d be interested in booking a Sunday wedding. It wouldn’t be a full day of coverage like most Saturday weddings so I was willing to negotiate with them. After talking about the plans they had for their big day, Brittany told me that she and Matt wouldn’t be needing the complimentary engagement session because they already had some portraits taken by a friend. Well, if you’ve been reading my blog at all, you know that I ALWAYS like getting my couples in front of my camera BEFORE the wedding day. Think about it… some stranger walks in on one of the most important day of your life and that stranger starts to tell you to hug and nuzzle your fiancé/husband and tries to get you to pose in ways that you have no idea what they’re talking about! It’s kind of crazy to let someone who’s never met you take your wedding photos… in my opinion of course. Whether a bride books me or another photographer, I’d tell her the same thing, to get all of your wedding and engagement photos taken by the same person. It didn’t take long to discuss my point for Brittany to go along with the idea. Thanks Brit!

The next step was deciding on a location for the session. Since she and Matt live in St. Louis, Brittany suggested that they go to the same park where they had photos taken previously by their friend. I loved that idea because it meant it would be a new place for me to shoot in, which gives me all kinds of ideas. The location was the Laumeier Sculpture Park and it’s such a pretty spot for portraits. It was that perfect golden hour and Brittany and Matt did a fabulous job in front of my camera. I could tell they were a little quiet and shy at first, like most couples, but after asking how they met is when they started to get more talkative and comfortable. When I asked how they met, they both, at the same time, said the answer simultaneously…. online! I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried the whole online dating thing a few times and I have to say I’m done with it LOL. It’s turned out all crazy for me but I love hearing a good love story come out of it for others. I’ve had numerous couples that I’ve booked meet online so I know it works!

Scroll down to see my favorites from my time with Brittany and Matt. I know I’ve said this before, but I really do have the best clients ever 🙂

I loved this triangle thing LOL

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