August seems to be a tough month for soldiers. Two members of my family have been called to duty and lately I have been getting a lot of inquiries from military couples who are interested in setting up a photo shoot before their significant other leaves. I hate that these couples will be separated for such a long period of time, but I am very happy I get to help them create special memories they will be able to hold onto while they are away. Part of what I love about my job and what I think I’m pretty good at is allowing the couples I photograph to really connect during the shoot. I encourage a lot of kissing and touching. Getting your picture taken can be a little nerve racking. By finding comfort in each other I am able to capture real moments, and if kissing embarrasses you then I usually get to capture a pretty amazing laugh. 🙂 I like to give people a good variety of intimate images and nice formal pictures.
Hannah and Jimmy have been together for five years. They are planning their wedding for next August. I was happy to hear they wanted to sneak in an engagement shoot before Jimmy leaves for Afghanistan. They were both down to earth and we had a great time driving all over Kentucky to take these images. I just love how good Hannah’s red dress looks with Jimmy’s military fatigues. Lots of love to you Jimmy, stay safe. 🙂