A quick engagement session in her parents backyard before their engagement party was perfect for Mike + Leslie! I love that I got to meet their families before the wedding day– they are such a fun crowd, and the wedding is going to be awesome!
Because this was in Leslie’s parents backyard, I had no idea what it looked like beforehand. As soon as I arrived, I spent a few minutes scoping out solid locations and angles- and I found 6 just in their backyard! I love things like this because they challenge me as a photographer. There are often situations, especially on wedding days, where I’ve never been to the location before, or a car is parked where I might have taken pictures, or any number of random reasons why I need to find a new location. I love thinking quickly and figuring out where the lighting is best, with a great background, and where it’s possible for the bride to stand in heels!
Also, I’m in love with Leslie’s mint dress! It’s another fabulous find from Rent the Runway.
Mike + Leslie, I can’t wait for your wedding day!
Bonus of being at the engagement party? Meeting family members! And of course, I’m always ready for a photo op. 🙂