~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
My photographer just posted a few more photos from our engagement shoot! I can't wait to see more!
However I just noticed that I forgot to share our hilarious/unfortunate experience from the engagement shoot. Read on to hear how our shoot turned into a muddy nightmare:
We were so excited that they agreed to shoot on location of the site where Lucas proposed - and where our future home will be built. After find the perfect outfits and gathering ideas of how I wanted my hair to look, everything seemed to be going along smoothly. However let's just say the day didn't unfold exactly as we had dreamed...
Our first clue should've came from the weather report. For some reason I was thinking that late May would be the perfect time for photos - the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the weather would be just right for those sunny photos. Yet the first thing we heard when we hopped into the truck was something along the lines of "Today's high will reach 95 degrees - Happy Memorial Day!" As anxious as we were, we chose to ignore the forecast and figured that the cabin would cool us down while Holly fixed my hair and makeup. Little did we know that the air conditioner was broken. Needless to say we sweated like pigs before even walking outside. After Holly finished creating my perfect hair and makeup styles (THANKS) we piled outside to climb in the truck. It was then that I started counting and realized that not everyone could sit inside the truck with air conditioning. Not to worry though as Holly, Hilary, & Taylor saved the day by volunteering to ride on the tailgate.
Our first stop turned out great! We set up in an old two-room school house that Lucas' father has been restoring. Witht the shade of the front porch and a cool breeze blowing, I almost forgot about the heat! Next we stopped in the field where the proposal took place. Holly & Hilary brought a neat wicker love seat that we plopped down right on the hill. We took some awesome shots until reality quickly returned - we were in the middle of a field with no shade, the sun was beating down on us, and the grass was waist-high. The girls were such great sports - never complaining about the heat, only the occasional spiders found crawling around them. Our next stop was the Maple Grove, a shady area that would hopefully cool us down. The shade was fantastic, however while walking over to the tree we glanced down to find that we were tramping through poision ivy. "Great," I thought to myself; not only did our photographers have to bear the heat and insects, but now they were going to start breaking out all over their legs. They kept their cool (HA) the entire time and laughed about our unique experience. When we couldn't stand it anymore, I suggested that we head directly for our last spot of the shoot: the creek. Lucas and I were hoping to change outfits and stand in the water for some great shots. The only problem was that the creek was across the road from our property and had no driving access. I could tell that Lucas was apprehensive about driving through the field, but since we had tortured everyone all day he didn't want to make them walk across a waist-high hayfield again. He told everyone to hang on tight and quickly veered off of the paven road, down a ditch, and plopped the truck right on the field. After driving only a few feet the truck came to a sluggish stop as we got stuck in the mud. We considered walking down to the creek but as Lucas opened the door and jumped out, his feet quickly sank down into the wet mud. We finally gave up and climbed back up to the road as his brother Travis arrived to tow out the truck.
Thankfully the Studio H team laughed at every mishap! We truly believe that any other photographer would have left us out there in the heat, but these girls managed to surive every bump (literally) of the day. As for our photos, we can't wait to see the shots that they did manage to take! As for the rest of the photos we've pleaded for another shoot later in the year when the weather cools down. Next time we'll definately pick a creek here in town - one that isn't remotely close to any fields.