Saying that Carissa & Stewart are freaken awesome would just about sum up this session.
For starters these two decided on doing a sunrise shoot which most of the time people are too lazy to wake up for or are too set on sunset pictures to realize sunrise photos are just as cool. Once they said yes to the idea of shooting their engagement photos up at the mountain top during sunrise, we knew we would create some rad images and oh did we! We woke up 4 am (Carissa a lot sooner to get her makeup and hair done) drove an hour out into the hillside and as we were getting closer to our destination we realized ahead there was a gate blocking the road. A freaked gate guys. So from that point we walked up in the dark, the kind of darkness where you can’t see the person beside you and it feels like your in a horror movie. We walked not one, not two but four miles to the top. We woke up super early, walked four miles only to miss the sunrise, but these two rocked their photos like none of these little set backs mattered. Goodness I love people like Carissa and Stewart, they were so light hearted, and easy going about things most people would be upset about, they worked with what was there and thats what made these photos awesome. Their attitudes and love for one another. We fortunately were greeted by some amazing after sunrise light and goodness was that light good to us! Thanks guys for being such troopers and being so committed to creating awesome portraits together even when things didn’t go as planned!
I would do this all over again if I had to, it was truly all worth it, every second of those 4 miles, waking up super dang early, scaling the mountain side, missing the sunrise, it all went perfectly imperfect, exactly how life is sometimes, if not always. Things happen, plans don't always go the way you hope them to but what matters most is your outlook, the way you act during the time things aren’t going as planned and your ability to make the most out of everything. This session taught me so much about Carissa & Stewart and how truly amazing they are. Being in the presence of these two literally lights up your day. We had a blast making lame jokes that we thought were hilarious ( cause of how early it was), talking about their big day, about how they met, and where their story started! We cannot wait for their wedding this July and feel so excited to be a part of such a special day in their lives! Love you guys!