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.

 

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