Very rarely do I have an engagement shoot where we could potentially be swept away by a tornado, in fact, I've never had one of those....until now. We were watching the weather days in advance and saw the forecast progressively get worse...first rain, then thunderstorms & strong winds, followed by hail...and on the day of tornado watches!!! Luckily we managed to dodge them completely during the photo shoot and only got hit by small amounts of rain right at the end. (I of course got hit by a monsoon on my drive home from Marion, but it kept me on my toes haha!)
Anyways, I've known Stephanie for probably 7 or 8 years now. Her sister, Kayla, and I worked together at Family Video when I was living in Dayton. Kayla and I instantly bonded over our love of ridiculous things and after a few group outings for karaoke at Adobe Gilas (may the bar RIP), I also met her sister, Stephanie! It had been years since I've seen either of them, but after spending time with Stephanie for her and Kevin's engagement photos it was like we had just seen each other yesterday! I'm so glad we were able to connect again and that they hired us to photograph their wedding!
Kevin & Stephanie were the perfect clients - despite the cold, windy weather they never once complained. You would never know it by looking at them, but there's an 80% chance they're freezing here...
Not to mention Stephanie walked what was probably at least a mile downtown in heels. Can you say hero? Of course we got some gorgeous shots so it was worth it (at least I hope she feels the same way)!
We had all sorts of ridiculous moments, but my absolute favorite part of the day was when I told them to look serious and Stephanie said "she wants us to smize!" And smize she did....damn, girl, you got it!
Thanks again, Kevin & Stephanie, for choosing us to capture your love! We're looking forward to your wedding next summer!!!!