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Charles and Kristen….heading for the altar

posted by Kelly

We booked Kristen’s wedding last fall, for the upcoming fall. Not only is she incredibly funny, but she gets the award for most patient “bride to be”. I say that because during our consultation she got a phone call from her fiance. Not unusual, except that he was calling from Djibouti, Africa. Charles was finishing out his last few months with the military over in Africa. I am constantly amazed at technology that she was chatting away with him in our living room and he is almost 1/2 way around the world!

We were so excited that they wanted to book an engagement session so we could meet the illusive Charles. He was just how we expected him to be, incredibly witty! We had soooo much fun with this couple shooting around downtown and Old City Cemetery. We did not have to try hard to get them to laugh. In fact, it was just the opposite, trying to get them to be serious!

Can I make a personal note? This couple is TALLLLLLL! Charles is 6’4” and Kristen is 6’0…but had four inch heels on and Ryan is 6’6”. My vertical is 5’2”. I felt like the little sister that was tagging along 16 inches below! Luckily, they let me play too.

Here are some of my favorites from our blisteringly hot session.

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen was not a fan of dipping, but she was a good sport.

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

They just don’t know how to have a good time do they?

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Charles sheepishly asked if he could throw out a “silly” idea. We LOVE when our couples come to the table with some ideas too. Charles does jujitsu and occasionally will box. He and Kristen have a joke that she likes to take some frustration out by giving a good slug against something….so Charles had some boxing gloves and wanted to go a few rounds with Kristen.

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

The clear winner is….

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen has a 37 inch inseam!!!! I am just slightly jealous of her extremely long legs!

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

The last shot of the night.

Kristen and Charles Engagement Session

You guys are AWESOME!!! The Blue Steel award goes to Charles. We can not wait to shoot your wedding in September. We know we are going to have a blast with you, your family and friends!

10 Responses

christin says:

July 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm

these are absolutely UNBELIEVABLE. I am totally in love. the boxing one where he’s in the air - HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!?!??!?!

you guys are so talented. someday i want you to take my picture! For free of course. (hahahaha)

Elizabeth says:

July 22, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Wow! What a gorgeous couple and what amazing shots!

Amy Martin says:

July 22, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Good stuff guys :)

susanna says:

July 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm

ok tall girls r us wants to know - where did she get those jeans????
 :0)

dikola says:

July 22, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Love the 2nd one and last. The second is so sensual and the last is great with the vines whisping off the wall her leopard heels at his hips…there’s a place they are going and it is beautiful to me in this pic! Love these shots!

Mamaw Siler says:

July 23, 2008 at 5:11 am

I love the photos of Kristan and Charles,What’s not to love….I have loved Charles for a long time and Kristan since the first day I met her,Gods blessing on your day and your life together…..

joy says:

July 24, 2008 at 11:21 am

loooove the shots guys! you did such a great job with them. I feel like i felt something different going on between them with every shot, fun, sexy, steamy, lovey, pure & genuine too. They are so comfortable together that is really important in marriage. They’ll do great!

Julie Nickerson says:

July 25, 2008 at 10:06 am

Can I just say one of our first weddings-the groom was 6’7 and the bride was 6’2…I brought a steep stool.
Is that wrong??? I’m only 5 foot…..

Mama says:

August 10, 2008 at 6:09 am

Thats my pretty girl and my soon to be handsome son-in-law.

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