From the moment I met Sophia at the Fall Bridal Showcase, I knew I wanted to work with her on photographing her engagement and wedding photos. She’s just so sweet and has this overflowing effervescence that I really connect with. When I met Ryan I realized what a beautiful connection they share.
I photographed their engagement portraits on an overcast Missouri afternoon in October. The light was soft and magical. They were up for a crazy idea that I had to meet at Strawberry Hill Farms just on the outskirts of Columbia. The location couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for this fun duo.
Sophia and Ryan were having all of these lovely moments together and they have such a beautiful chemistry. Can’t you see it here?! And that mustard dress!! Seriously.
From there we hopped over to the Grindstone Nature Area for some quieter more understated engagement portraits. One of the things that couples really enjoy about these engagement portrait sessions is having the time and option to visit two locations and do a quick outfit change. This creates a lot of variety and I really love the depth that it provides.
Sophia and Ryan enjoy spending time outside and the cliffs overlooking the stream that winds through this area was the perfect backdrop. As this winter stretches on, I long for days more like this one back in October.
I’m excited that their big day is almost here! This coming Saturday, Sadie and I have the honor of photographing their wedding day in Innsbrook, Missouri (outside of St. Louis). Fingers crossed, the weather will be as lovely as it’s forecasted to be and I’m sure the sparks will be flying again.
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Grindstone Nature Area
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