Woo-hoo! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post an engagement session – it’s been pretty dang cold the last few months!It was still cold the afternoon of Mona and Michael’s engagement session, by the end of the session we were down to rubbing two sticks together for a little heat.Actually, that’s not completely true, Mona and Michael had each other to keep them warm, I was forced to burn newspaper and a camera strap.
Anyways, on to the images! I’ve known Mona quite a few years, having worked with her in the past here and there and I was pleasantly surprised to hear she was engaged and wanted me to photograph the wedding coming soon. Michael happened to mention a car he’d like to see if we could use in the engagement session – I’m a bit of a car nut and my ears perked up at the suggestion. We would use the car and it’s further down the page – no peeking! You can wait a few moments longer, we have some good stuff before we even get to the car
We began in downtown Beaumont, looking for color and texture – lots to be found for sure. I find the light, put them in it and they automatically look cute and start puckering up:
From there it’s on to new locations with more texture and color. Mona and Michael have changed in the mean time and the car makes its first appearance.
Right out of an Frank Sinatra movie we’re transported to a time when girls were called ‘dames’ and ‘dolls’ and guys were called, well… they weren’t called… mainly because phones were scarce. But…
What were we talkin’ about?
Yes! The car!
A 1951 Mercury Lead Sled – chopped and dropped and just beautiful! Mona’s shoes were pretty sweet too.Rico Suave’ had nothing on Michael Richard today.
Soon it was time for dressing down a bit and getting more comfortable. The sun was beginning to set and we were looking for some backlit fun in big sky country:
One more peaceful one before we go:
ps: probably my favorite image of the day – down by the river, next to the bridge – just a boy and his girl and a ’51 Merc’.
I’m really looking forward to their wedding day – some fun stuff is planned!
The rest of Ashley and AJ’s gorgeous wedding is up next, followed by Elissa’s senior session!