East Sacramento Engagement Session – Donna and Kevin
Donna and Kevin are the first of my 2011 couples to get their engagement session, and oh my gosh did they kick things off with a bang! I am so excited to be a part of their wedding next year. Donna is as avid a wedding blog reader as I am, although she’s planning her wedding, so really, she has more of a reason to stalk blogs than I do, but still I LOVE being able to say, “Did you see this post on Style Me Pretty?” or talk about all the trends that are going on in weddings. Plus, she’s a total hottie! Which is awesome since I’m her photographer and all. Plus, she is marrying Kevin or “The Man with THE COOLEST EYES I HAVE EVER SEEN!” (That is how I refer to him around the office in case you were wondering.) Plus, Kevin gets bonus cool points for popping the question to Donna in ITALY! So, Dustin and I were very excited to have an evening with these two. We started in their neighborhood in East Sac so we could include their delighful puppies. It was lots of fun!
Donna brought along this chalkboard she made so they could use the images on the Save-the-Date cards. I love how these turned out. Bringing props is one of my favorite things a couple can do on an engagement session.
After a quick change of clothes we headed over to Old Sac for a few more pictures. When we went it was apparently Gold Rush Days, and the streets of town were shut down and covered with dirt. I have NEVER been to Old Sac and had it been so empty! There were maybe a dozen people in all of Old Sac ON A FRIDAY NIGHT! It was awesome and weird all at the same time. We were chasing the last little bit of sunlight because my light clock was a little off. I didn’t shoot much this summer with the baby having I did and all, and man! I totally forgot how fast fall light goes! But Donna and Kevin were troopers and raced around to get their images. It makes me very happy that we have lots of fast lenses and camera bodies with high ISO capabilities… because even though it was getting really dark we were still able to make the pretty.
See what I’m saying about Kevin’s eyes! And then Donna has these crazy pretty green eyes… so much pretty all over the place! I love it!
Donna and Kevin thank you so much for rocking out this session! We are so excited for your big day next year! Enjoy more pictures from their engagement session in their SLIDESHOW HERE or below.
Love the red door and the train as backdrops! Another completely fresh photo shoot!