I met Carol back in 2011 when I photographed her son Travis for a modeling session. Then in 2012 Carol contacted me again to photograph Travis’s graduation pictures. So when Carol contacted me to photograph her special day, I was very excited to do so. I always get very happy to hear from former clients I have worked with before. Especially for such a wonderful and happy day!
I arrived at Minnehaha Falls where the ceremony was going to be held. It was extremely hot with the temperature hovering around 90 degrees and the dew point being high as well.
I met Carol down by the water and she looked great. Later on when Chris saw Carol walking up, they both were smiling ear to ear. Everyone agreed to start the ceremony a bit earlier and it was much shorter than expected due to the hot weather. The men were probably roasting in their black suits.
We started taking photos by the little stream where they conducted the ceremony. We then moved by the bridge for some shade. I wanted to try to keep them as cool as possible. After we finished on the bridge, we moved on to the falls. I had to make sure I captured the types photos they really wanted. As we were walking closer to the falls, Carol told me that is where Chris proposed to her. They also take many selfies by the falls as well. So of course they were taking a selfie and I had to make sure I captured them doing so. At one point during their posing by the falls, Carol started laughing really hard. She later told me that a bug flew in her mouth as she was about to kiss Chris. All of us had a great laugh! We finished up the pictures by some beautiful flowers, and at that point, all of us were ready to get out of the heat. Everyone did a fantastic job on such a hot and humid day!
Congrats to the wonderful couple!! I am/was excited to work with all of you again.