“It began on that night. He believed that it was to go on for the rest of his life.” William Faulkner’s Light in August, excerpt from page 167.
You know how some things are meant to be? Well, Mel&Chris = meant to be. I’m sure there are endless examples of how perfect they are together, but if you’ll look at the picture above, you’ll see my personal experience of how they’re meant to be. You see, both Chris and Mel are avid readers (also, Chris is a Librarian) so I asked them to each bring along their favorite book. At one point during our time together, I took Chris’ book, which is the one pictured above, and Mel’s ring, and asked Chris if he by chance had a favorite passage in the book. Not only did he tell me no, he went on to tell me that there would probably not be anything in the book photo-with-engagement-ring appropriate. I flipped open the book. Scanned the page. Flipped the page. That’s when I found the passage above. Appropriate, indeed…
I always tell couples when we first get started that the first few pictures are normally “throw away pictures.” The subjects are nervous, we’re still all getting used to each other, so more times than not, the first few pictures just aren’t worthy. Not so with Mel and Chris. These two pictures were some of the first ones we took. (And make sure you check Chris’ socks – love!)
The first part of our session took place at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn. I’d driven past it many times, but had never stopped. It was perfect!
I absolutely LOVE the colors in this photo.
For the second part of our session, we went to the library. Perfect, right? I absolutely LOVE when couples make their engagement sessions personal. More than anything else you can do, a location that is personal to you will make you fall in love with your photos.
I seriously just want to post the link and password here so you can see ALL of the pictures from the library. They are priceless!
The best part of The Library Session? We sat in the stacks and giggled. Snickered. The.Whole.Time. It was awesome. There were times I couldn’t shoot for laughing so hard.
Mel giggled a little too loudly. The quintessential Librarian, Chris shushed her. She shushed him back.
Mel&Chris, Thanks for one of the best sessions EVER! Can’t wait for August 2010!