Chicago Engagement Session | Brittany + Forrest
Their first date almost didn't happen. She wasn't feeling that great, but she was determined not to have to reschedule. She'd had frustrating experiences in the past trying to reschedule dates and something inside her said she couldn't risk that on this one.
So they met up at a coffee shop in Texas. Only one of them had coffee. What they both had was a good time. And well he had a beer that had a coffee flavoring to it. He claims that sort of counts as coffee. She is still amused by this.
Because a half-coffee coffee date led to finding restaurants they loved to eat at together. It led to walks out in nature and in gardens that became a relaxing habit. And it led to a trip to Walt Disney World where she, a former cast member, would show him around the parks for the first time. And where he would present her with a family heirloom ring and ask her to marry him.
↑ Normally I don't go for posing, but they really wanted to try one dramatic hand pose they'd seen on the internet. This is the resulting silly-sweet moment.
Recently I've started asking portrait clients to describe each other using only 3 words. Brittany and Forrest immediately broke the rules.
How Brittany describes Forrest: devoted, cheerful, handsome, big-hearted, passionate
How Forrest describes Brittany: beautiful, loving, sweetheart, passionate, inspiring
I'm honored that I'll get to photograph their wedding. But before that I'm glad that during their trip to Chicago we got to spend some time together out in nature like they love to spend time together and document their engagement, but most of all – document how they light up with their love.
©2016 Kristin Serna. These words and photos are mine. Please do not republish without my permission.