It's not very often that I can say I knew about my client's engagement before they did, but in Leah's case I was in the know. We had the honor of photographing her sister, Julia's, wedding earlier this year. While having my prep call with Julia she mentioned that her sister's boyfriend was going to be proposing shortly after the wedding - so we needed to find a way to make sure he was in family photos without Leah getting suspicious. We quickly came together with a plan to take a few without Dave then add him in. Leah can correct me if she was suspicious, but it seemed like it worked ;)
One of my favorite things about Julia & Philip's wedding was seeing how Philip adored Julia. It is no different with Leah and Dave. I remember being in the room while the girls were getting ready and their mother said a prayer over Julia thanking God for sending wonderful men for her daughters. You honestly couldn't hand pick any better matches than the ones her daughters have. I could tell in just the short few hours I spent with them, that Leah & Dave are absolutely perfect for each other. They are both easy going, fun and energetic. Not to mention Dave had been getting over a cold and wasn't feeling the best, but he drove down from Michigan just for their engagement photos. Considering having a cold is generally the end of the world for most men, that just shows his dedication to their relationship. Seriously though, how cute are they?
These two could light up a room the second they walk in together....I barely had to tell them what to do they just went along with whatever and threw in their own touches. You would think by looking at the below that Dave was telling Leah a funny joke or whispering sweet nothings, but nope he was definitely making a growling noise to get her to laugh. Obviously these two have fun together!
This last one is one of my absolute favorites from this session!
Leah & Dave - Congratulations on your engagement! We can't wait to be there to capture your vows next year and we are so glad to be able to spend more time with the Zelinsky family! Thanks for thinking of us again :)
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-Colleen & Wes