I thought it was only appropriate to share this engagement session since the big wedding is Saturday!
Meet Kathy, my hubby’s aunt. She gets full credit for the awesome retro theme of this session. We chose an area in downtown Mansfield to shoot the photos, and her fiance’ has a friend who let us borrow that awesome car. Kathy really understood the importance of looking the part too. She did a great job styling herself and Thad, which really tied in the whole theme.
This was a lot of fun for me, because it was something entirely different from what I normally do. We made sure to take full advantage of that awesome car as a prop! The owner of the car was so kind to let them not only lean on it, but also sit on top of the hood. We, of course, were terrified of scratching the car, but he assured us it would be fine. These are some of my all time favorite photos!
Thad and Kathy also wanted to have some casual photos taken. We were a little pressed for time, because we had so much fun with the car I think we lost track of time. We shot the casual photos at my mother-in-law’s house. Not only are her and Kathy sisters, but this is also where the actual wedding ceremony is taking place on Saturday. My mother-in-law, Robin, has a beautifully landscaped backyard. She also has a very unique red caboose in the backyard, which makes an amazing photo prop. I also love the photos we took here, because Thad and Kathy could just be themselves. The sun was staring to set, so we had limited time to capture these. Every photo of them is so great though we didn’t need to take a ton. Their love and connection shines through in all of them!
I will be photographing their big day on Saturday. Typically, I don’t do weddings, but this is a special circumstance. We are all very excited for Kathy and agree that she absolutely couldn’t have found a better man. I also think that they picked a lucky day to get hitched! Hubby and I will be celebrating our 16 year dating anniversary on Saturday as well (yes, we still recognize our dating anniversary).
Family has arrived from out of town, the weather is forecasted to be great, and decorating has begun! Let’s get this show on the road and welcome Thad into the family!