Oh my goodness ... Samantha and Ethan. Where do I even start with them? These college sweethearts are so much fun to be around. One look at these photos and I bet you can tell that Samantha and Ethan adore each other. You'd be right. :) These two have made long distance work since college and they are just SO ready to be married ... and giddy at the prospect! They'll be tying the knot in sunny California next year, and I'm super excited for their new journey.
The BEST to you two.
Samantha has the best smile and the sunniest personality!
Ethan kept Samantha laughing our whole session. He is the friendliest guy.
We had the dreamiest light the day of our session.
I love fall engagement sessions. The colorful trees add so much dimension to the photos, and it's so nice to shoot on those hazy days. Rachel's only request for a location was that it must have lots of trees. Whitesburg Nature Preserve in Chagrin Falls is my new favorite place to shoot in the fall. It's literally covered with colorful trees for more than a month. So gorgeous!
I went to high school with Rachel AND we both attended Miami. It was so fun to catch up with her, especially as our 10-year high school reunion approaches. (Um, crazy!) She and Ryan (who is a Phi Tau ... come on! I love this couple!) are completely adorable together. They kept each other laughing the whole time. They have so much fun together, and that makes me super excited to photograph their June wedding next year!
They drove through town in his shiny, orange, vintage car with the sun streaming in the windows. She was sitting in the middle to be closer to him and as they stopped at a red light, she looked up at him and smiled. Even when Erin and Colin weren't "on" for the camera, they were just as cute with each other. There is no pretending ... they are 100% ready to be together forever.
We had a perfect fall day for Erin and Colin's engagement session. PERFECT. We strolled around the apple orchard at Mapleside Farms and then spent some time with Colin's pride and joy ... his historic car. I absolutely love these photos. I hope you do too!
Erin made a joke before the session that she and Colin would try to dress fashionably ... "you know, because we're engineers and all." I can tell you one thing: those boots she's wearing are more fashionable than I'll ever be. ;)
That one above left is so not something I would usually do but I love the way it turned out!
They mastered swinging for the camera.
Oh you two. Thank you for being so fun.
Thank you, Mapleside Farms, for 1) being so beautiful and 2) letting us use the orchards even thought they were closed to the public.
Hey Colin, Nathan likes your car and he wonders if you'll help him restore his. :D