Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lora + Adam | Engaged

I've known Lora and Adam for YEARS... mostly separately. Adam grew up with my brother. All through high school, Sam (Walt's dad) and Adam were attached at the hip. He is pretty much an icon in the Wenger family. We all adore him, and he adores us right back... love it when it works that way! I don't know Lora nearly as well... mainly through other people. She is good friends with Lori (Walt's mom); has roomed with friends of friends; and used to go to church with us. What I know about Lora is 1) she is GORGEOUS 2) she has the most amazing red hair and 3) she loves our Adam, so we love her right back! She has a vibrant personality. These two just match. There is a bright light that shines in them both. They have a depth about them. They are two great people.

Lora emailed a few weeks back about getting together for an engagement shoot. I was so pleased and honored to be asked! We arranged to meet late in the afternoon and knew that we would be racing the clock from the start (it is winter and all). We started at a lake that has particular significance for them. It's where they had their unofficial first date! From there, we pretty much took a scavenger hunt of North Little Rock. I must say, this engagement session was not for the faint of heart. We encountered the LARGEST snake skins I have EVER seen, mud pits, No Trespassing signs, and human waste to name a few... but it was all worth it! Enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Melissa + Chris | Engaged

I got the email... "Mary, this is Melissa, you may not remember me, but..." But, YES I REMEMBER YOU! When I was in high school, my friend, Megan, and I used to "baby sit" for Melissa and her two brothers while their parents would go away for weekend long bike rides. How they did that was beyond me! It was always so much fun to get the call... we need a sitter! It was "work" but much more play. We had SUCH a blast with them. So to get the email about photographing her wedding was both a little bit of a reality check (my goodness we are ALL growing up) and a huge honor. Talk about a walk down memory lane! Melissa has grown up to be such a gorgeous, kind-hearted, sweet spirit. She and her fiancee, Chris, met at the University of Arkansas and live in Fayetteville where Chris is finishing up Law School. These two have a fondness for red wine, so without much provoking, we decided that it would be fun to meet at a vineyard in Altus. While we missed the grapes, we got COLOR... lots and lots of yellow leaves, blue skies, green grass, and bold clothes. It was perfect! Melissa and Chris, it was so much fun getting to run around the fields with you guys. I can not wait for more opportunities to work with you guys! You are adorable! I hope you love your images. Enjoy the memories! Love, MT

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kristen + Michael | Engaged

Kristen and Michael are a really neat couple. They met when Kristen was in law school and was doing a clerkship at the firm Michael works at... scandalous! :) These two have been engaged for a while now and there's something I love about how they are letting the planning process linger... savoring these moments. One way to actually prove they are headed in this direction was to get together for a round of engagement photos. If you live in Arkansas, you know what a scheduling nightmare for outdoor events rain has been this year, but we three totally lucked out on October 25. There wasn't a cloud in the sky! It was GORGEOUS. Kristen wore a beautiful navy blue, velvet jacket and Michael wore a handsome baby blue sweater. All that blue coupled with the brilliant blue sky was so eye catching! These two are a happy, loving, soft spoken couple who lit up the camera. I hope you enjoy their photos! Kristen and Michael, I really look forward to celebrating your wedding day in May. Congratulations and best of luck as you continue planning! It's going to be great! Hugs, MT