Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lindsay + Wil | Waynesboro, Virginia Engagement Photographer

Doing anything for the first time is scary but putting your mind to a task and proving to yourself you can succeed at something is such a thrill. I have wanted to do engagement portraits for a long time and my wish came true last week!

A couple weeks before Christmas I was asked by my Young Life leader's fiancee if I would be up for doing their engagement pictures. My heart stopped for a second because I knew this was the perfect opportunity! I was nervous but I'm definitely not one to pass up an opportunity to do something I love. So Lindsay and I passed around ideas and locations for the shoot and picked a day. I saw in the forecast that there was a chance of snow on the day we scheduled which worried me a bit but I prayed that whatever happened would work out.

Sure enough, the day that I was supposed to photograph Lindsay and Wil was the day it rained, snowed, sleeted, and precipitated basically everything under the sun (or clouds, haha) but I thought it was just snowing when I woke up that morning so I had some hope for a good day! Little did we know that it was sleeting pretty hard, which made it a challenge. We toughed it out for a while as we got soaking wet but then we gave up, knowing a different day would be better. We headed to Starbucks to warm ourselves up and after a cup of coffee, the weather calmed down. We laughed, joked about how we should have waited, and then decided there was no reason we couldn't finish the shoot. 

So we went back to where we were shooting, trekked though the snow once again, and had so much fun! It was freezing cold and I made Lindsay and Wil do crazy things like sit in the snow but there's nothing better than a couple willing to do whatever because it makes for beautiful photos. I can't imagine if we hadn't gone back to finish the session. I'm so excited to say I completed my very first engagement shoot and I'm so honored to introduce to you Lindsay and Wil! What a great way to start off the new year!! Enjoy!




















16 comments:

  1. some of your best work! love these <3

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    1. Thanks Sharon!! That means so much coming from you!!

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  2. These are BEAUTIFUL. Good job, Mere!

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  3. GIRL! This entire shoot is AMAZING. This is absolutely stunning! I can't believe this is your first engagement shoot...the whole time I was looking through this, I kept thinking that it looked like something Katelyn James had shot. You are amazing!! Please do my engagement pictures someday?! :)

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    1. Thank you so much KyAnn!!! I'm honored to hear that from you. Wow.

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  4. You do amazing work! Beautiful pictures Meredith!!!!

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  5. Aw so cute!!:) I am so HAPPY for them!!! WOW they are so cute!!!:) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  6. It's like a winter wonderland! Love love love!

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  7. beautiful couple, gorgeous photos! the poses are great and so original :)

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  8. These photos melt my heart right away! Happy new year! x

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  9. Meredith- These are phenomenal!! When I get engaged plan on clearing your schedule (: love you!!

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    1. Thank you B!! And yes, please!!! My schedule is already cleared for you. :)

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  10. so cute!
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  11. Absolutely beautiful! What a sweet couple! It seems like it would be so much fun shooting engagement pictures.

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  12. OH MY GOSH THESE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!

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