As soon as I started talking to Emma and Andrew as they were looking for a wedding photographer, I immediately knew they were ‘artsy.’ They met doing theater together. They got engaged at the Picasso Experience. Andrew wants to be a drama teacher. AND when they initially inquired with me, Emma described their wedding as ‘lots of pink and florals’ and I was SOLD. Pinks? Yes please. Florals? Yes please. So with all of that in mind, and knowing we’d be doing a winter session when nature isn’t at its finest, the grounds of the Nelson Atkins was the PERFECT place for their engagement photos.
And then I got to meet these two for their engagement session and they were even better than I could have imagined! Most couples claim that they’re awkward in front of the camera, and then once they realize they can just be themselves, they’re easy. Emma and Andrew were not different, but when they got in front of my camera, they came alive! They kept each other loose and laughing and comfortable. They didn’t take themselves too seriously, but they also knew they wanted these photos to be great, so they took the photos seriously.
I loved how many times there would be an interaction with the two of them that would leave me laughing, and then I’d catch myself and realize I might be missing a great moment between them, so I needed to quickly refocus (literally, with my camera, and figuratively, by keeping my mind where it needed to be). I can’t wait for their wedding!! (Where I will be 100% focused the entire time)