Missie and Brian are the sweetest couple. I met up with them at the Bahia Honda State Park here in the Florida Keys to capture their engagement session.
Brian is a musician and describes himself as adventurous and relaxed. He plays guitar and can even learn music playing by ear! Missie, in contrast, describes herself as silly and introverted. She is currently working on her Doctorate at Ohio State. She is also a pretty talented photographer! They both live in Wisconsin where together they enjoy hiking, biking, boating and NFL games.
Missie and Brian met when she was out with girlfriends and caught the eye of the cute guitar player in the band performing there and they've been inseparable since.
Missie and Brian both look forward to going to sleep every night and waking up every morning together getting to spend every day with each other. I am sooo excited for their wedding!
Another thing that this couple shared was their favorite place to hang out was anywhere on the water somewhere. So, I was thrilled to capture their engagement session at the Bahia Honda Park! The Bahia Honda Park took a huge hit from Hurricane Irma on 9/10/17. Currently, all of the park is closed except the main beach and its shortest trail to the bridge. Though it suffered severely, the water remains beautiful. With time, the fauna will return to its previous glory.
I was fortunate to have my favorite assistant along for this photo shoot, my ever-helpful husband, Rod Veal. I'm going to need him to quit his job soon and permanently team up with me! We have THE best time together!!!
There’s something so amazing in the moment a couple gets comfortable with me and my camera. In the very beginning of a session, it’s sort of like holding your breath, and stiffness and unfamiliarity rule. But, on the exhale, relaxation occurs and true emotions begin to appear. That moment-- the exhale, so to speak, is where the true magic lies in capturing a couple's connection. It is one of my favorite times to be behind the camera. This moment occurred only a few frames into our session when Missie fake "choked" Brian. And the laughter and fun that ensued after lasted the entire time we spent together.
This couple is planning a small wedding with 20 people total on the exclusive private island, Sunset Key, located just off Key West. After their intimate ceremony, they are planning dinner at Latitudes Restaurant, also on Sunset Key. To commemorate their upcoming wedding, we took a special picture. It’s a black and white image of hands holding jewelry with the latitude and longitude coordinates of their wedding location with the future bride and groom sharing an intimate moment blurred behind the necklace.
Missie and Brian say they chose me to tell the photographic story of their wedding because they like my eye and my lighting style. Sounds like we are a perfect match! I am thrilled to photograph these fellow artists’ wedding day and excitedly anticipate their March 2019 Sunset Key Wedding!
Wedding Planner: Anna with Say Yes In Key West
Wedding Venue: Sunset Key
Reception Dinner Venue: Latitudes