We had just pulled up to the wedding, and beside our car walked a bridesmaid named Anessa. She greeted us warmly, kept a smile on her face all day in the blistering June heat and was so helpful in her duties to her bride Julianne (wedding here). Luke was the groom Jake’s brother and the most loyal and loving best man we’d ever seen. He’s not afraid to show emotion, which we LOVE.
After the wedding we kept up through facebook and watched as the two graduated high school and eventually got engaged. When Anessa contacted us about her wedding, we were so thrilled to get the chance to work with each of them again.
For their engagement session, Anessa hoped for an outdoor session on her family’s farm in Granville. Though Luke is not an “outdoorsy” type whatsoever, he will very clearly do anything at all to make his girl happy. From walking in a creek bed, to laying on a bridge, running in a hay field and even standing on top of Brandon’s truck for a sunset silhouette, this guy braved all his fears of nature, heat, bugs, dirt and heights. And we are so glad.
Anessa glowed with happiness and Luke surprised himself with how much fun he had taking photos. It was a session we truly didn’t want to end, and we loved the results. This couple has been so patient waiting for their time to come, and for these photos to hit the blog, and we can’t admire and thank them enough for their love and patience. We also are very excited about hanging out with them more as we plan their wedding next June.
Fun fact: these photos were taken just one week shy of a year from the first time we met them, and exactly one year to the day of their upcoming wedding.