This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization //

It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away //

Your love will be safe with me //

I just asked a friend of mine, "you know when you have something that's just so great, that you don't want to share it with anyone else?" -- that's how I feel about this session we shot back in July. I've been so careful about editing these just so, and taking the time to savor the creativity we shared in making them.

Caroline and Sam are two of the funniest, sweetest, down-to-earth, genuine people. I knew immediately when I got Caroline's email earlier in the year (and heard about her proposal from Sam - WHICH WAS AWESOME and included a dance party with friends afterwards) that we were destined to be working together and was so thankful and excited when we finally met and we decided that we'd be an awesome match. They're both so creative in different ways and I can't wait to see how their personalities melt together for their wedding day in October.

One of the most important things about my "job" is to express and capture who my couples are through their engagement pictures, and then ultimately through their wedding pictures. These two let me be creative and we had FUN together shooting these. Sam made me laugh so hard my sides hurt until I had to literally tell him to shut up. And she threw in a ton of her own ideas (smoke bombs were my idea, the glitter lake was hers!) But when it came down to it, they trusted me. They might have felt stupid doing some things (hopefully not) but they looked awesome and knew that I wouldn't lead them astray.

I'm so grateful for couples like you two. And I'm happy to now call you my friends :) ( ^^ Caroline, you are absolutely beautiful.) ( ^^ Sam.. what pretty eyes you have.)