Sumer and Jacob's St. Charles, Missouri Engagement Session
Sumer and Jacob’s Missouri Engagement Session
St. Charles, Missouri
When Sumer and Jacob reached out to us to shoot their wedding, we were so sad that we weren’t available, but we we’re so excited to still shoot their engagement photos for them! In the dead of winter, it can feel impossible to get those warm, snuggly photos that a lot of couples have their hearts set on, so when Sumer told me she knew a place with beautiful evergreens, the ol’ creative wheel started a turnin’! (I guess I’m an old timey prospector.) I arrived about an hour earlier to the conservation area in St. Charles, Missouri and scouted for areas to take their photos. Aside from the green on the trees, the overcast fields lacked any color that would create the illusion of a nice spring day. You know what? It wasn’t a nice spring day. It was a cold, gloomy day. But you wouldn’t know it from these two. This could have been a summer evening with a summer thunderstorm slowly rolling in. It could have been a crisp fall day, the smell of bonfires and hot apple cider close by.
In any weather, in any season, it’s the love and connection that creates the warmth in photographs. Sumer and Jacob brought the warmth to these photos. We talked about so much. Wedding planning, their careers, our dogs, and a lot of me saying I was sad that I don’t get to shoot their wedding! Haha We ran over crunchy pine needles, snuggled up in tall grass, danced at the waters edge, and forgot that the rest of the world existed.
More sessions like this, please.