With their wedding quickly approaching Lauren wanted to get in some engagement photos. We had been waiting for the weather to warm up. Just a bit warmer would have been nice but going from 40-90 is just madness. Luckily we were down at the arch grounds which has a very nice breeze. The steps, architecture of the nearby buildings and great new landscaping make the arch grounds a fun place to take photos. There is a bunch more walking than other parks and not really any place to change clothing, but the picturesque views are well worth it! Lauren and Evan like the look of a more casual session. Often times it’s hard for a couple to act natural and casual when a camera is pointed at them…not for these two. The interaction was perfect. Nose kisses, some tickles to get a real laugh and glowing smiles when they looked at each other made each photo better than the last. They are going to have a hard time narrowing down! On the wedding day a dipping photo is always a beautiful shot so during the engagement session I try one to see if they might need a bit more practice, wink, wink Well I will say that Lauren and Evan have one of the best dips I have ever seen. They were just so comfortable fulling trusting each other in a very deep romantic dip. I’m looking forward to doing that again on the wedding day. Since we wanted to make the session unique to them after doing some park looking photos we went down to the landing for some stonework and a beer. I left them enjoying each others company and the wonderful day on the patio of Morgan Street Brewery. I really enjoyed the way these two pose together and willingness to get extra creative with me on locations. Wedding day is going to be great!
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