I’m going to leave you this weekend with a stormy engagement shoot.  One of my favorites!

As I mentioned in a recent post, we’ve been getting hit with some pretty crazy storms lately.  Sometimes during weddings and engagement shoots, Mother Nature decides to through us a few lemons (sized hail balls, lol).  What do we do?  Well, if the couple is willing, we’ll make the most of the hand we’ve been dealt.  Don’t think we make all of our couples stand out in rainy weather in their pretty attire on the wedding day (unless of course they are completely okay with it…=).  We are fans of gloomy weather.  Why?  Because you can get some unbelievable shots.

Andrew, who is Michael’s cousin, and Lauren played the cards they were dealt.  We could have packed up and gone home, but we decided to stay and have a little fun!  Also, we never imagined the storm would last all night, lol.

The dark clouds started rolling in just before the prime time amazing light!  Go figure!  I was pretty bummed when I saw this huge black cloud with no end in sight covering up the sun 🙁  However, not long after, did we realize we were working with something so amazing that was going to turn their engagement shoot into an amazing memory.  They will always remember this shoot!

Below are shots from Andrew & Lauren’s engagement shoot at the Art Museum.

 

I love this shot because of the guy dipping his head into the fountain (in the background). haha.

The skies seriously looked apocalyptic.  I’ve never seen/heard anything like it.

We decided we needed to take shelter.  I also wanted to check the weather app to see when this storm would pass.  Well, I didn’t read anything about it passing, but I did read their warning.

“THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER… PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING.”

This gazebo counts as a strong building, right?  hahaha!

Thanks Tom for this shot.  So funny!

I love this shot from Jen!

Have a great weekend everyone!

<3

Melissa.

 

8 responses to “Andrew & Lauren’s stormy engagement shoot”

  1. Leah says:

    VERY cool couple! And really original, beautiful shots!

  2. gen says:

    Just outstanding, you guys! I love every.single.image from this shoot! You should be so proud 🙂

  3. Jenn Stark says:

    I LOVE that you kept shooting through the rain. Knowing me, I would have cancelled a shoot looking at the forecast and we would have missed such a fun time. Thanks for posting these, I’m going to bookmark this as a reminder not to get scared off by the forecast ever again, and to live life in the moment. Great set guys. xoxo

  4. Yana Banerjee says:

    Amazing shoot! Really awesome shots – and you can tell how happy they are and how much fun they are having in each photo! Great job guys!

  5. Paula Rowell says:

    Hi, I’m a friend of Leah’s in Pine Grove. Just want to tell you how “wicked awesome” (I’m from Massachusetts) and that’s what we say when something is, well, wicked awesome!!) your photos are. Loved what you did for Leah and her family at the farm. What a pleasure it is to view your photos!!

  6. David says:

    Love these! What a lovely set of images and the final pictures of the couple sitting down are great. Really dramatic stormy shots for sure!

  7. Tiphiny says:

    These.are.re-dic.

    I expect the EXACT same storm/clouds for my engagement shoot (one day)…. So, make it happen captain’ 😉

    Seriously though… very impressive. great work guys.

  8. MaryAnne says:

    What great pictures, lovely couple. You really can see the love!

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