As you might guess, as a photographer I am constantly checking the weather. I check it weeks out from a shoot and each day leading up to a session. Once the hourly radar becomes available I start checking that. It might be an unhealthy habit, but it helps me feel slightly more prepared for the part of my job that I cannot prepare for. We had Tara and Jack's engagement session on the calendar for months, and I was really looking forward to it. After spending 2 weekends away as a guest at weddings I was excited to get back behind the camera. Also, I had met Tara and Jack for coffee back in December and was excited to get to know them better during their engagement session.
As I drove to Kensington it most certainly looked like it was raining somewhere ahead of me. As I parked the car and we strolled through the park the prettiest, dark blue clouds started to roll in. I love photographing in the soft light and was excited to wander the park with Tara and Jack without having to worry about harsh sun or shadows. We finished up at one location and I had a spot in mind I wanted to try on the other side of the park. We hopped in the car and moved locations, and as soon as we started shooting at the new location the clouds opened up and the rain came! Jack and Tara laughed at the situation and just carried on with their pictures. They walked, hugged and twirled in the rain and I have to say the change in the elements just made for a little bit more romance in their already amazing session.
After their engagement session I was certainly convinced that these two are my kind of bride and groom! Jack could have Tara laughing in about 3 seconds, and it was a genuine, make your cheeks sore smile. Another trait I loved about this couple is even as I would say "I know this might not feel totally natural" they were ready to go, willing to try something new and laugh their way through it. As we chatted I also started to notice they have a mutual respect for one another. Niether one of them dominated the conversation, rather they played off of each other filling in any gaps or questions as they came. It was refreshing and made our time together so enjoyable. Tara and Jack, I cannot wait to photograph your fall wedding. Happy planning!