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Emily + Nick, Part 1

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!

16 comments . . . please leave us yours!

Lindsay Grise - May 17, 2011 - 1:19 pm

Love these pictures! What amazing photography…and models :)

Emily - May 17, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Yay! Our first comment! Keep ‘em coming :-)

Sandy Reigel - May 17, 2011 - 2:15 pm

What great photos! You both look absolutely amazing! Best wishes as you plan for your big day.

Amber - May 17, 2011 - 2:47 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE that they included their dog into the shoot! What a great bunch of pictures with equally great looking people! Perfect….

Alicia - May 17, 2011 - 4:06 pm

These are great pics of you guys. I love the one in the field with the clover and both of you with Chief on the bench on campus—it really was worth the early rise!

Jodie Schiro - May 17, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Field covered with purple clovers is absolutely beautiful. (3rd one down is my favorite). Photographers are wonderful!!

Dan Davis - May 18, 2011 - 3:02 am

LOVE the ones on campus! Also the one on the dirt road with the sun cutting through the fog! Awesome!

Emma - May 18, 2011 - 11:14 am

You guys look incredible! So beautiful

Stacy Kelly - May 18, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Amazing photos! It’s so great to see Emily with someone who makes her this happy! Great job capturing the energy! Congrats Emily and Nick!

Matt - May 18, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Chief looks so serious sitting up on Campanile Hill.

Dana - May 18, 2011 - 7:22 pm

These are super fantastic pictures! I want them all!!!

Lindsay - May 18, 2011 - 8:07 pm

i was going to try to pic a favorite, but it’s just too hard! love your cute little family. Brett & I are so happy for you guys :)

Kelli Cooper - May 18, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Love the pictures! Especially the one on the road. Great photographers!

Chelsea Lenoch - May 26, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Amazing pictures!!! LOVE the fogging field/clover pictures Absolutely breathtaking!

Sarah - May 30, 2011 - 10:42 am

Lovely. Just curious, did the camera lens fog up as you were taking these??? I sometimes have issues with that in summer humidity and was wondering if you had that with the fog at all??

Pete & Emily - June 1, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Sarah: I don’t recall any issues with the lens fogging up. But, these were also taken in April before it was too humid outside.

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