The day has finally come! I've been waiting to shoot Rachel's engagement and wedding photos for about five years now. She told me when we first met in college that she wanted me to be her photographer. Lucky for me, Rachel sticks to her opinions. She's been a huge supporter of my work from day one and it's been such a blessing to me. When this cute boy asked her to marry him a few months ago she immediately contacted me. I'm SO EXCITED for her destination wedding in North Carolina next summer.
Rachel and Josh are both such kind and awesome people. I'm excited to be able to work with them and get to know them better!
I've been wanting to do some "camping" themed engagement photos and have been waiting for the right couple to present the idea to. Only a few months ago Rachel finished hiking the Appalachian Trail so I figured she'd be the perfect person to pitch the idea to! Pitch... like a tent... see what I did there?
Rachel loved the idea, which led me to building this super cute and entirely impractical tent for their shoot. It also led to me attempting to load said tent into the trunk of my car. I thought the tent was the perfect size to fit in the back but, alas, it was not. The tent had to go in the backseat with Josh wedged behind it looking a little imprisoned. It was really funny and only kind of dangerous.
Josh and Rachel love spending time outdoors (he even proposed while they were out on a nature trail!) so this set up was perfect for them. We decided to make it cozy by including a quilt from Rachel's grandmother and some delicious treats.
Through the course of this shoot I learned that poor Josh is extremely ticklish. Rachel used this to make him laugh, and I believe to torture him. It's super unfair, but I don't think Rachel is ticklish at all so he can't even fight back. It worked though! I love a good laugh.