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Lauren & John | the engagement session

August 7, 2013

When I have a consultation with a new bride & groom I will stress over and over how much I LOVE engagement sessions and how very important they are to the overall wedding photography process. I love these sessions because it is a time for us to really get to know each other in a relaxed environment. This is a time to bring a couple outfits, a prop or two and a sense of adventure. The reason engagement sessions are so important is because it really allows the couple to get used to being in front of the camera and seeing how we interact during the shoot. We will get a lot of amazing photos while really having a blast.

I was exchanging a few texts with Lauren while I was waiting for them to arrive downtown in front of her spa. The River Falls Spa to be exact..which is fabulous! She said “John is struggling with the tandem bike and is muttering a few words out of frustration. We will be there shortly.”. So I waited patiently as she kept me updated on the progress. I think Lauren was a tad bit worried that this bike would make John short circuit and he wouldn’t be ready for the session. What I later realized was that despite trying to get this vintage bike ready to be used and struggling to change the tubes, the frustration came from a place of John really wanting the bike to be a part of the pictures. I thought that was pretty awesome being that he knew how important this was to Lauren…and well, him too.

Well might I say that the bike was THE highlight of the day!! We had more laughs in the middle of Main Street and probably entertained those dining outside at Soby’s. The bike is so heavy and not the easiest to maneuver, so it was rather comical watching them while trying to shoot. Every time I said, “ok, let’s turn it around and do it one more time…” John would reply “oh sure…this thing turns on a dime, no problem!”. Sense a little sarcasm in that? HAHA!! Thank you so much Lauren & John for such a fun day. I cannot wait for the bridal session and wedding day. It will be absolutely amazing!

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Thank you for stopping by!

~lisa

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  1. Maria & Erin Horn says:

    Love the pics! Wishing you two all the best. Looking forward to the day when we can meet your wonderful man, so happy for you Lauren!

  2. Marcia Corum -Wiebke says:

    Great photos and what a beautiful and loving couple! Congrats Lauren & John.

  3. Beth Harden says:

    How fun! Love them all!!

  4. John McDermott says:

    This whole thing made me smile all the way through. Very fun.

  5. Ashley Goodlett says:

    Oh I love the photos!!!!!!! Lauren – you look gorgeous, sexy, in love, happy, fun, adorable – all wrapped into one!!!!!! So happy for you!!!! John looks happy and smitten and very much in love with you! Happy Happy for you both!!! Great photos Lisa!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!

  6. Lauren Skelton says:

    Absolutely Love It! Thank you Lisa! XOXO, Lauren

  7. Rob Bailey says:

    This is absolutely fabulous! You guys are so made for each other. Can’t wait for your special day.

  8. Dan Robinson says:

    Lots of Love and Fun in these images! As I scrolled through them… I kept wondering… where is the bike? Finally… there it was and some creative posing with and on it! Great job! Looks like you guys know each other pretty well by now!

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