Leah + Jake: Lakeside Engagement Session

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Oh, Leah and Jake… This sweet couple connected with me through Jake’s sister Lauren, who also is a photographer and was originally going to do their engagement session. But “thanks Covid-19”, she wasn’t able to travel from CO, so instead she found me, and I’m so honored that as a photographer herself, she trusted me to take care of her brother and soon to be sister in law.

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From the first phone call with Leah, we instantly connected, and I knew this session would be amazing. They checked all the boxes: “Must love animals,” “Must share the same values,” “Must love all humans,” “Must laugh at my lame jokes.” I can’t repeat this enough, but when you (as the couple) have a connection with your photographer, magic will happen!

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It did take us four reschedules to finally make the session happen – thanks to the bipolar Texas weather. Seriously! Leah and Jake’s typical day off is Wednesday, and four weeks in a row, every other day was all sunny while Wednesday’s poured rain.

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While FINALLY having a sunny Wednesday, I kid you not; it started pouring hard WHILE I was driving to their session. For a second, I got discouraged, but when I called Leah, she told me that there was no rain on their end, so I told them we would go to the location and hope for the best, haha!

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And my my… That was the best decision ever! While dark clouds surrounded us, the day ended with the most beautiful, post-rain sunset with pastel colors. I’m so happy we didn’t postpone because we rarely get beautiful skies like this!

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I’m kind of selfishly happy that Lauren had to book me for this beautiful couple’s session instead of doing it herself – I got myself new friends who I can’t wait to get together for a game night AND scored some gorgeous photos! <3

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Leah and Jake, I’m so honored I got to meet you and give you photographs to cherish for a lifetime. I really can’t wait to spend some more time with you two for double dates and game nights. And Lauren, thank you for being such a rockstar and bringing us together! <3

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