Oh, to write this post without tearing up. Amy is my dear cousin. If you saw us standing side by side, you probably wouldn’t believe that was genetically true. I’ve got blonde hair, fair skin, and blue eyes. She has dark hair, brown eyes, and gorgeous olive skin. Our grandmothers are sisters. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding 10 years ago.
We haven’t ever lived in the same city, but I have all of these memories of fun events that have occurred with Amy throughout my life. I’ve known Brian for a very long time and have been patiently waiting for their turn to walk down the aisle. Amy texted me pictures of their top-of-the-Empire-State-building-engagement and I woke Dustyn to excitedly share the news.
When Amy asked me to photograph her engagement session, a flock of nerves overtook my body. I adore and love this girl oh so much. I wanted to give her everything I could creatively. We had originally planned on a Hamilton Pool session, but due to timing and logistics, it wasn’t going to work out the way we hoped. She asked for alternate suggestions, and the first that came to mind, knowing how important the aspect of water was for her, was Bull Creek. It’s a very sentimental place for me because in January, my friend Sherry photographed our maternity photos there. It was freezing and cold, but soooo lovely. Of course Bull Creek would be perfect.
The day was so moody and the clouds threatened to angrily spoil our evening, but thankfully, that never happened. In fact, the weather cooled down a little (just a little). I’m so beyond honored and excited to share these engagement photos of Amy and Brian. They’re lovely and sweet and silly and happy. Oh, so happy.
Dearest Amy, thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of photographing you guys. xo
(Oh, and for those inquiring minds who will want to know about Amy’s skirt, her Mema made it! It was inspired by Kat of Tone it Up’s skirt she wore for her engagement photos. Also, shout out to Angela Parker of LucieMarie for doing Amy’s hair and makeup!)