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Ellen and Erik ~ Engaged

posted by Kelly

Ellen is a bride who is reeling with ideas. She is an artist and art teacher by trade. You can only imagine how hard it has been for her brain to settle on a theme, color scheme, and brand for her impending October nuptials. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it will be full of personality and individuality! We are so excited to be chosen to capture their big day!

First things first, engagement session! We have been holding a location in our back pocket since Ryan and his brother Joe stumbled upon it last December when they shot a wedding at Sweet Briar College! They found this awesome field of well maintained barns, a little ranch, and old cars that was LOADED with antique collectibles. The owner was so pleased that someone could use everything as a prop and gave his number to Ryan for us to call anytime. We have been patiently waiting for the right pairing of location and people.

Ellen filled out her engagement questionnare noting that her eye is drawn to color, texture, and rustic backgrounds…SCORE! Looks like we have our match. Enjoy a rustic, love filled session……

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

This is Ozzie.

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ozzie is good at two things, sitting and laying. Erik’s brother patiently waited with Ozzie keeping him in the air conditioning and giving him lots of water so he could make his debut, be it ever so briefly, for a few shots.

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

We tried to get some “action” shots of Ozzie but as I said before, Ozzie is good at sitting and laying…

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik made a quick outfit change and then we headed to downtown Lynchburg for the second half of our shoot. I am in love with Ellen’s maxi dress! Great choice.

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

It was time to make the zebra print pop!

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ellen and Erik~Engaged

Ahhhhh love…..so sweet! Thanks for a great shoot guys!

16 Responses

DeWardrick MAck says:

July 29, 2009 at 12:51 pm

This was beautiful!

Loren says:

July 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

This shoot makes my heart swoon and turn green with envy. Absoutely fabulous, per the usual.

chrissy says:

July 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

HOLY COW! great shoot, guys! she’s gunna make a beautiful bride, too!!!!!!!

Katie Stoops says:

July 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Fantastic job guys! Love the location:)
Yes and uh, Ozzie & I could hang. haha

Shea Meredith says:

July 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

GORGEOUS!!!!!! LOVE YOU ELLEN AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK. CONGRATULATIONS :)

Cathy Cocke says:

July 29, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Wow!!! That says it all!

Casey Greene says:

July 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

These are fantastic!!!!!!!!!! I really think they fit you guys perfectly.

Julie Nickerson says:

July 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm

So, do you guys really have an engagement questionnaire? I think that is a great idea!!!

Loooovee the backdrops! Great spot!

Joelle says:

July 30, 2009 at 6:04 am

you two do engagements absolutely wonderfully!

Susan S. says:

July 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

Again - THESE ARE AMAZING! Can’t wait for the bridal portraits! Ellen you look so beautiful! Erik, not too bad either! :) <3 ya’ll!

Kristin says:

July 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm

so awesome to see Ellen in this ‘element,’ after seeing her in ‘teacher mode’ all school year long. I’m so excited for ya’ll to shoot their wedding in october - it’ll be just stunning!

HEIGH says:

July 31, 2009 at 9:42 pm

OH to the YEAAAAAAHHHH!!! She is so so SO cute isn’t she? As always we love it. Also…..How cute is that dog?

Heather Carwile says:

August 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

OHHHH!!!! That was my wedding! Our groomsmen pictures still blow my mind. Glad to see the place get used again. These rock! You guys are so talented. I was so happy to have Ryan there on my big day!!!!

Bev says:

August 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

Great photos - gorgeous couple. Love the dress Ellen. Ozzie is still cute as ever.

Lacey says:

September 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

LOVE the pictures!! They absolutely capture Ellen and Erik’s personalities, we can’t wait for their wedding!!!

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