I was extremely excited when Ellen contacted me to photograph her and her husband, Mark. Ellen and Mark are Hannah’s parents. I met Ellen before I actually met anyone else in their family. Ellen is a teacher, and you can tell by being around her because of her patience and vibrant personality. A quality someone that works with children must have.
One of my favorite memories of Hannah and Kaleb’s wedding was talking to Mark right before he saw Hannah for the first time. I knew it was going to be an emotional moment, by the way, he talked about Hannah, that this was his little girl. He was so happy for her and so excited for her to marry Kaleb.
I made a point of photographing Ellen and Mark where I photographed Hannah’s maternity photos. I wanted them to share a common special place. Although neither of them knew it, I pointed it out after the fact.
I always say this, but you cannot pose love. Either it’s there or it’s not. And, when it’s there it’s easy to capture.
The weather is always an issue when shooting outdoor photos. Living in Michigan we never really know how it’s going to turn out. Will the sun be out? Will it rain? Will the ground be wet? Will it be overcast? It’s always a guessing game up until the moment. On this day it was perfect. The temp was just right, and the weather could not have been better!
Mark informed me that the only ‘kissy’ photo they had was the one on their wedding day. So, it was only natural to get one. Mark had just told Ellen all of the reasons why he loved her, and why she was the one. This is true love at it’s finest!
One request Mark and Ellen had was to get a photo just like their engagement photo. And, this is their photo, the one we recreated to match their engagement photo.
It’s always important to get photos of you with your spouse, significant other or you with your family. It’s not always easy to be in the photos, but it is necessary!!
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