Katherine and I have been talking via e-mail and phone about her wedding preperation for months now, but I didn’t get to meet her and Bill until our Sunday evening engagement session at Lake Fairfax and Reston Town Center in Reston, Va. I am a people person, but there is always a slight nervousness that comes with meeting new people. I imagine there was nervousness on their end too, especially as I was about to have a camera in their faces for the next two hours, but Katherine, Bill and I were chatting, laughing and capturing these moments within in seconds of meeting!
We got to know a lot about each other in those two hours, and it honestly flew by so quickly! I hear this quite a bit, but in one of our “get to know you” emails Katherine had mentioned that they may be awkward or it may not feel so natural to pose for a camera. I hear this A LOT – but they truly we’re so easy to work with and get great images! Within minutes they were just being themselves together and THAT is what makes great pictures. I loved hearing Bill say “this isn’t bad at all” about 10 minutes in!
This is a sweet couple, y’all. They were so kind to me and to one another. They looked at each other with warmth and admiration. Katherine has been such a sweetheart to work with and I have to give Bill props for his cooperation – most guys are over it by the first hour, but Bill stuck by Katherine and never once showed and ounce of the “lets get the pictures over with” emotion that tends to break the surface. I am even more excited to spend their wedding day behind the camera documenting the love story of this sweet couple!
Katherine and Bill,
July will be here before you know it! Thank you for choosing me to be a part of this time in your lives. It has been so great to get to know you two and I am truly looking forward to your wedding day. I hope the time between now and then in sweet and slow and cherished. Congratulations!