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Lara and Matt~Engaged

posted by Kelly

The first thing I notice when Lara and Matt walked over to greet us were they have the most gorgeous peepers and amazing double row of teeth smiles! This is going to be easy. Lara is the picture of class with her side chignon bun and satin pants….wowsers. Then we started shooting and I realized she could do the most amazing vulnerable, intense gaze into the lens. Jackpot! Poor Matt was getting sidestepped for Lara, not because he wasn’t killing it, but Lara was stealing the show. Rule number one of couples sessions, the girl always gets more camera time!

We spent a beautiful afternoon out at Leo Grande Vineyard. Although the leaves and grapes were long gone, it was still a rustic fall view with it’s own beauty. Lara and Matt and their dog Hoagie fell into rhythm quickly as did we.

You can’t shoot at a winery and not indulge in some wine, a complete hobby and past time of this couple.
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

This pergola is not only cute it boasts an amazing view. If it is this beautiful in the “dead” season…can you just imagine?
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Classic first family photo.
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

I always love photos where you go from a serious shot to a laughing one but in the same position. Someone always breaks the ice.
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Matt brought a family heirloom to the shoot. An amazing curved bench with this awesome yellow velour on it. Lara pretty much made that bench look the best it ever has!
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

I mean really….REALLY?
Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Lara and Matt~Engaged

Yup….some purdy children in their future….wowsers! So great Matt and Lara, seriously! Thanks for ending our 2011 season with your awesome sauce all over it! We hope these keep your motor running till the big day in May. I can’t wait to get my hands on you in the spring Lara…bridals will be such a treat! Many blessings.

3 Responses

emily says:

November 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

these photos are STUNNING! can’t wait to work with you guys in june!

Grandma Bolen says:

December 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Lara and Matt,
I love the pictures that show a happy smiling future bride and groom. The serious introspective, gloomy shots make me feel sad. There’s too much of that in the world these days. May you always find joy in being together.
Love,
 Grandma

Lyndzee Ellsworth says:

January 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

So colorful. Love these!!

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