St Simons Island Engagement Session – Katie & Dino

Katie and Dino invited us to spend a couple hours with them on St. Simons Island to get some engagement photos before they tie the knot next month. You might have seen Katie before on our blog, but as a bridesmaid and sister to Stephanie, our first bride of 2010.

As we were driving to meet Katie and Dino it started pouring rain. I had already said earlier that day that rain or shine I was doing this engagement session and came ready with rainsleeves for our cameras. I thought I was about to have to use them when the sun rejoined the party and then the couple showed up. We had clear weather the rest of the time with only a slight mist of rain that lasted only a couple minutes.

Our time together began at the Avenue of Oaks where you’ll see the tangled vines picture below. From there we headed to the pier and village area where we had to be creative with backgrounds because most of it was under construction. When it started to mist (which is neither good for hair or camera equipment) I looked for a place to get out of the rain I thought was coming. Zuzu’s was it. What happened next blew my mind. I bought them a cone of mint chocolate chip ice cream and said “ignore me” as I stepped outside. You can see for yourself below but the images we got were just bathed in love and emotion. We like all of the images we got… but the ice cream pictures… we LOVE!

It all goes to show you that sometime the photographer shouldn’t influence the couple at all, except if that influence included ice cream. :)


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