Let’s face it: our clients are fantastic. Absolutely the best of the best. And when thinking about where to shoot their engagement session, we always want to find an equally fantastic location that displays who they are. But lots of fantastic couples means that Emily and I are constantly on the lookout for great settings that might be a match for our clients. Sometimes the search is extensive, and other times the perfect location falls right in our laps.
Emily and Nick mentioned to us they wanted to showcase Nick’s 1970 Oldsmobile 442 in their engagement session, a project Nick and his mom had been working on together for more than a decade . After remembering Emily’s Iowa roots, my Emily and I simultaneously envisioned the classic car rolling down a dirt road in the country just outside of Lawrence. We also pictured a spectacular sunrise over the line of trees along the Kansas River.
But when the Saturday for Emily and Nick’s shoot came, we woke up to an overcast gray sky. Bummer. This was after we received the news that the car just wouldn’t start. Double bummer.
Mother Nature, though, had two awesome surprises for us: a field of purple clover along that dirt road happened to be in full bloom, and an eerie fog had just settled down on the river valley. Add to that a darn good looking couple totally ready to rock their engagement shoot, and we were treated to a session that was even better than we had dreamed.
Chief enjoyed all of the sights and smells of the morning, as well!
Love this shot.
Eventually that sun we wanted from the beginning started shining through the fog creating light that you wouldn’t believe.
Both Emily and Nick have strong Jayhawk ties. Emily worked with the football team as an undergrad at KU, and Nick recently graduated KU Law (and passed the bar in March — woo-hoo!). So it only made sense that we would spend a little time with them on the campus that brought them together.
Click Here to see Part 2 of Emily + Nick’s engagement session, including a special treat for any basketball fans out there!