» Abbey & Jamal «
Alright, this session definitely holds a place in my top three favorite sessions, for several reasons.
First, Abbey and Jamal are such an awesome couple. Abbey and I had emailed back and forth for awhile, then conveniently decided to meet up the day after a wedding I was shooting (which Jamal was also a groomsman in). So after a long night with abundant reception dancing and partying at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, I kind of hoped it would be a quick morning meeting and I could find refuge in a nap shortly after. Ha. However, as soon as Jamal and Abbey arrived at Starbucks, I could tell this was going to be a fun couple to work with. So instead of breezing through the contract, we chatted about all the fun the night before, details they had planned for the wedding thus far, life in general (ha), etc. I ended up having a super productive day thanks to a cheery start to my morning. So, a shout out to the lovely couple for my boost in productivity!
The second reason this session gets pushed to the top is the locations. I love that whenever I go back home to Bixby, there are all sorts of gorgeous places if I drive enough and I decide to be curious/daring enough. Ha. We started the session on the side of a road… A place I had driven by several times on the way to one of my best friend’s houses, where I simply admired the pretty white fences and gorgeous land behind it. Yes, there were plenty of cars driving by with confused looking drivers, but the spot is worth a small audience.
We proceeded to someone’s driveway. Yep… Someone’s driveway. I actually ended up meeting the family that lives there at my most recent session… Sweet people. Thank you for your kindness, giving hearts, and beautiful landscaping. Ha.
Then we moved to a field of sweet peas that is basically one mile away from my house. And then one more spot that actually serves as a practice route for… I believe Abbey said water skiing? Who knows. Kind of random, but it was such gorgeous lighting, and I love being by the water. Good stuff.
The third reason… They have a puppy. Haha. Anyone who knows me knows that I love working with dogs. Their little baby was such a well-mannered, sweetheart black lab/chow mix who simply wanted to be with them the whole time. Thankfully, Abbey’s sister and her boyfriend came along to keep the pup company while we shot photos of just them.
Anyways, needless to say, it was a love-filled session that refueled my creative spirit. I am beyond excited to shoot their wedding this coming May.