I absolutely love photographing engagement portraits. Typically those portraits are casual and fun without the timeline of an actual wedding day to restrict us. It's really a great way for me to get to know my clients better in a more relaxed setting too. This particular engagement shoot definitely gave me a fun look into this sweet couple's personalities and has me beyond excited to go to California with them in November when they get married!!
I met Will and Vana in Des Moines, Iowa for their engagement pictures. Leading up to the day I already had a good idea that these two were going to be fun to work with but I think I may have even underestimated how hilarious this couple is. We were cracking up the entire time we took their photographs. You just can't be around them and not smile.
For their pictures we met at their home to get a few sweet photographs with their adorable pooch, Henry. After getting several pictures with their precious (and very photogenic) pup, we went on to the Des Moines Art Center where we used the Art Center itself as well as the gardens and wooded area that cover the grounds to capture a variety of posed and documentary style photographs. It was hard to not capture Will and Vana's easy going personalities and sometimes every silly sides as we wandered around using the huge variety of photo backdrops. Des Moines has tons of great areas for photographs, but I was really glad we picked the Art Center. The variety of locations within that one area worked really well.
Looking at their engagement pictures again and thinking back on how much fun we had capturing their those photographs, I'm just that much more excited for their wedding day! The couple is going to tie the knot in November is Los Angeles and I am beyond excited to be joining them there to capture even more fun and memorable pictures of the two of them and their very special wedding day!!!