While I was in Birmingham I had the pleasure of shooting some engagement photos of one of my BSC Besties and her fiancé. We met up around 10am (because I love me some morning light!) at my friend's place where I was staying. While we were brainstorming about where we should go shoot, we knew we wanted to be outdoors with some awesome scenery. I suggested we go to the Botanical Gardens, which obviously has some great places to shoot. I wasn't positive if they had any regulations on photography, but we figured we would just go and start and if they told us to leave, we would go somewhere else. That whole ask for forgiveness instead of permission thing. ;)
Sarah just started teaching at a school in Mountain Brook, and since we were in the area she wanted to give us a quick tour. Then the tour turned into the photoshoot. It was PERFECT. And we didn't have to worry about being sneaky! There was a playground, a little bridge above a creek, a stage (that was falling apart...), trails, benches...everything you'd need for some engagement photos. Even an adorable dog named Lucy who wanted in on the shoot.
We started warming up, adjusting my camera for light, and I quickly realized I just needed to keep on hitting that shutter because everything they were doing was a photo op. I barely had to direct at all! They looked at each other and smiled, then Brett would kiss Sarah on the cheek, then I'd weep quietly to myself because it was just too cute. At one point, Brett put his foot up on a rock and set his elbow on his knee and rested his chin on his hand. What a pro. They were so comfortable and smiley and were cracking themselves (and me) up the whole time. I could not have asked for a better couple to take pictures of! I took almost 800 photos that were solid, but I'll just share a few of my favorites. There was also one at the end that was too perfect for some lettering at the top, so I did what I had to do. ;)
I hope y'all enjoy these as much as I did photographing them! They were a joy to take and these two are just perfect for each other. I think that really shows in the shots I got. Love you both and I can't wait for the wedding!
Thanks for reading and stay beautiful!