While beautiful photos can definitely be created in nearly any scenario, I have to admit the golden hour can be magical! So I was over the moon that I got to shoot Kate and Kyle’s engagement photos on a gorgeous sunny late afternoon October day! As moved around the various locations in Brentwood, TN’s Smith Park, the sun just kept getting lower and prettier all afternoon.
For nearly seven years, Kate and Kyle have been a couple. And you don’t have to spend much time with them to know their love is both true and steady. They share a dry sense of humor, a passion for movies, games, and animals, especially dogs. In fact, most weekends include long, leisurely walks with Kate’s family dog, Harley. We had such fun just roaming around the park, snuggling, and laughing in the warm golden hour sun. It was quickly clear that these two are completely at home with each other. When you feel a genuine connection between two people, it’s a joy to capture that emotion in their engagement photos!
Wedding on the horizon
With less than a year before their joyful wedding, Kate and Kyle are brimming with excitement about their plans. They’ll be married on at the Barn at Sycamore Farms, located in Arrington, TN, one of Williamson Co.’s loveliest wedding venues. I have photographed couples there several times, and it’s without a doubt one of my favorite venues! (You can peek at just a few of the beautiful surroundings in my spring wedding there with Angel and Justin!)
Golden hour gems
Not every engagement shoot features gorgeous glowing light, but when it’s available, it’s a dream. Kate and Kyle’s happiness, for example, just seems to dance off the page in a cascade of light! This is one of the reasons it’s important to trust your photographer’s instincts and advice. The photos below simply could not have happened at high noon. Even so, weather happens, right? But a true professional knows the ins and outs of using light to your best advantage no matter what the weather or time of day. This is one reason I work hard to gain the trust of all my clients. They should feel confident that no matter what, we’ll capture moments that reflect their love and emotion in an honest and beautiful way.