Kelly + Will | Charlotte Engagement Session

Bloggers meet Kelly + Will…

Scrabble.  Sundrop.  And Sweetness.

Ahhhhh…when I take in this first look I see a sweet-summer breeze, cool delicious Sundrop and comfy picnic grass.  BOY DO I WISH!!!  Instead, we had a humid-muggy morning, stale air, warm Sundrops, pools of sweat and swarms of MOSQUITOES (oh, and I just learned this morning that poor Will ended up with Poison Ivy!)!!  NICE!!  Way to go, Kristin for picking such a stellar location!! haha!

HOWEVER, everyone made the best of it – especially Kelly and Will.  They still let their hearts for one another shine through despite the circumstances…ahhh, TRUE LOVE!!  Will proposed to Kelly with this very same Scrabble board (they are huge board game players).  So, we decided to take the idea a step further and made up some one-of-a-kind Scrabble pillows (thank you, LRT…ah-mazing!!!).  Kelly borrowed the hand-crafted wood table from her parents – as well as the iron bench.  We hope you enjoy this little taste of Kelly + Will.  They are total sweetness, and we’re so happy to share this journey with them!  Styling/Hair/Makeup by my precious, sweet little sugar plum Lindsey Regan Thorne!

My husband and I started teaching our twinkies how to sign at six months of age.  Almost three years later, I see and sign this very motion everyday, several times a day.  This is a very, very special gesture in our home.  Not sure why I hadn’t incorporated it into my shoots, but here you go…I LOVE YOU!  Ahhhh…takes my breath away!

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Look Two

OMY!  OMY!!  OMY!!!!!

On top of this delicious couple having a passion for board games, they also have a love for music and concerts.  So, I decided to ask them if they were willing to ROCKSTAR it out?!?!  I’m pretty certain they were a little reluctant at first (they didn’t want it to be cheesy or “not them”), however they decided they were in and up for some fun!!

We walked into The Fillmore and our chins dropped to the floor.  One…it was SO REFRESHING to cool off inside after the blistering heat we endured during the first look.  And two – the team at the venue knocked us right out of our shoes!  The stage was perfect.  The lighting was at our fingertips.  And the yummy haze made for a picture-perfect rockstar look!!  THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER – Jeannine, Sean, Taylor and Jim!  It was great fun!!

I am absolutely, 100% in love with the image of Will on the ground looking up.  During the shoot I was yelling up at him to get down and pretend he was Michael J. Fox performing Johnny B Good from one of the last scenes in Back to the Future (YES I’M A DORK WHEN I SHOOT!!).  However what I really saw was something profoundly spiritual, and it moves me to The Heaven’s when I look at it!

Lauren - These images are incredible Kristin! In love with it all! From the rock star lighting to the styling, you captured it all beautifully~can’t wait for our shoot! ahhh… such fun ahead :)
-LJune 21, 2010 – 12:44 pm

Eishia - Amazing Kristin!!! L O V E…love…L O V E!!!!!!June 21, 2010 – 1:58 pm

Sarah - I love, love, LOVE your work! Great pictures as always :-)June 21, 2010 – 2:49 pm

Susan Kelly - You know what, I don’t even have the words anymore…. except that maybe one day I can be like you when I grow up…June 21, 2010 – 3:08 pm

Jessica Reinsch - Ok, so I’m a little of a stalker when it comes to your photography. You are simply amazing Krisin! And the couple….simply adorable. LRT I heart you too lady and can’t wait to see the both of you in 9 months.June 21, 2010 – 4:54 pm

Kristin Vining - Susan…you are a funny girl!! We’re just out having fun…it’s what life is all about!!
Jessica…I miss you so! Thank you for having me part of your life! xoxoJune 21, 2010 – 8:00 pm

Teesie Smith - Kristin,
The photos are great! Kelly’s dad and I both love them and look forward to the bridal and wedding shots.
Teesie Smith (Kelly’s mom)June 22, 2010 – 7:28 pm

Mallory - eeeekkk! i’m COMPLETELY blown AWAY with the “rockstar” images. seriously, you rocked it.June 23, 2010 – 11:36 am

Leslie Kerrigan - These images are so amazing! I love how you incorporated the scrabble theme by making the pillows to match! Awesome! And the rock star images…well, they ROCK!!June 24, 2010 – 5:26 pm

Colette - WOW!!! These are spectacular. Your clients must be over the moon! (on a purely selfish note, I would have loved to be them :) how many of us have dreamt at one point, as little girls, to be a rockstar?!) All the best.June 25, 2010 – 3:43 am

Mary Bumgardner - The Engagement Pictures of Kelly and Will are awesome! Love, love, love all of your work!!! Send more pictures. MaryJune 27, 2010 – 12:38 pm

Marissa Kloess - KV, I die! These are beyond fabulous! LRT, um Scrabble pillows!?!? Ladies, you officially rock my world!July 2, 2010 – 7:23 am

kristinvining - Y’all are TOO SWEET!!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to shoot more of this yummy couple! Mrs. Smith – I’m ELATED that you’re happy!! Many more to come! xoxoJuly 7, 2010 – 10:37 am

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Whitney Brooks - Participant Whitney Brooks: Answer~ I love you in sign language “This is a very, very special gesture in our home”December 26, 2010 – 9:29 am

Geoff Brooks - Team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 9:30 am

Courtney McAuliffe - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 10:15 am

Jason Jones - Team Courtney & Jason: I Love YouDecember 26, 2010 – 10:19 am

Sarah Machen - Team Lucky – I Love You!December 26, 2010 – 11:28 am

John Huddle - Team Lucky – I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 11:32 am

Forrest Hammer - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 11:32 am

Barbara Hammer - Team Whitney Brooks – I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 11:33 am

Chantal - Team Lucky – I Love You!December 26, 2010 – 1:17 pm

nicole polan - team nicole and john: I love you in sign language!!December 26, 2010 – 4:00 pm

nancy polan - team nicole and john: I love you in sign language.December 26, 2010 – 4:00 pm

Kelly Jackson - team Jessica and Scott: I love you!December 26, 2010 – 4:08 pm

Trina jackson - Team Jessica and Scott: I love you!December 26, 2010 – 4:09 pm

cortney nelms - Team nicole and john: I love u in sign language!December 26, 2010 – 4:16 pm

taylor pelick - Team nicole and john=I love you!December 26, 2010 – 4:18 pm

Danna Jones - Participant Danna Jones: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 4:23 pm

Whitney Rowland - Team Lucky – ‘I Love You!’December 26, 2010 – 4:26 pm

Andrew Rowland - Team Lucky – ‘I love you!’December 26, 2010 – 4:29 pm

Jacqueline - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 4:40 pm

Kelly Higgins - Team Jessica and Scott- I love you!December 26, 2010 – 4:48 pm

Trey Woodall - Team Nicole & John ~ I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 4:53 pm

Kristin Woodall - team nicole and john – i love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 4:54 pm

Neal Barhite - Team Nicole and John: i love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 4:55 pm

Karen Woodall - Team Nicole and John – I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 4:55 pm

Andrea Both - Team Lucky- I love you!December 26, 2010 – 5:00 pm

Lance Townsend - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you SignDecember 26, 2010 – 5:03 pm

Shannon Holberton Townsend - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you SignDecember 26, 2010 – 5:03 pm

Katie Russell - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you SignDecember 26, 2010 – 5:13 pm

Leslie Silcox - Team Jessica and Scott: I LOVE YOU!!!December 26, 2010 – 5:16 pm

Melanie Welsh - participant for TEAM NICOLE AND JOHN: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 5:16 pm

Jimmy Holland - participant for TEAM NICOLE AND JOHN: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 5:17 pm

Michael Snell - Team Jessica and Scott: I LOVE YOU!!!December 26, 2010 – 5:18 pm

susan kirk - team jessica and scott- i love you!December 26, 2010 – 5:21 pm

steve kirk - team jessica and scott- i love youDecember 26, 2010 – 5:21 pm

Britainy Romberger - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 5:23 pm

Jim Reinsch - Team Jessica and Scott: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 5:23 pm

Carly McAuliffe - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 5:24 pm

Gail Reinsch - Team Jessca and Scott: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 5:24 pm

Traci Stowers - Team Jessica and Scott: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 6:10 pm

Jessica Reinsch - I love you!- team Jessica and Scott!December 26, 2010 – 6:14 pm

Scott Kirk - Team Jessica and Scott- “I Love You”December 26, 2010 – 6:18 pm

Erin Winchester - Team Jessica and Scott: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 6:21 pm

Emily Hammer - Team Whitney Brooks – “I love you” in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 7:08 pm

Johnny Ho - Team: Whitney Brooks. Answer: I love you signDecember 26, 2010 – 7:09 pm

Myra Brooks - Team Whitney Brooks; “I love you” in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 7:11 pm

Suzanne Rondinone - Team Whitney Brooks: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 7:12 pm

Niki Panos - Team Lucky – I Love You!December 26, 2010 – 7:32 pm

Laurel Browm - Team Courtney and Abel – I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 7:45 pm

Cole Conner - Team Jessica and Scott: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 7:49 pm

Stacey Conner - Team Jessica and Scott: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 7:50 pm

Nancy Fallwelll - Team COurtney and Abel – I love you!December 26, 2010 – 8:05 pm

A B Martinez Sr. - Team Courtney and Abel-I Love YouDecember 26, 2010 – 8:11 pm

Jason Boyle - Team Jessica and Scott: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 8:11 pm

Jay Thomas - Team Jessica and Scott: I love youDecember 26, 2010 – 8:17 pm

Bethanye carrigan - Team Whitney Brooks answer I love you signDecember 26, 2010 – 8:33 pm

James - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 8:43 pm

Renee - Team Courtney and Abel – I Love You!December 26, 2010 – 8:46 pm

Courtney Morgan Martinez - Team Courtney and Abel – I love you!December 26, 2010 – 8:50 pm

Abel Martinez - Team Courtney and Abel – I Love You!December 26, 2010 – 8:53 pm

Mara Puerner - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 8:55 pm

Pat Mays - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 8:56 pm

Chickie Pagliaro - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 8:57 pm

Dolores - Team Courtney and Abel – I Love You!!!December 26, 2010 – 9:05 pm

AJ - Team Courtney and Abel – I Love You sign!!!December 26, 2010 – 9:07 pm

Denise - Team Courtney and Abel – I Love You!!!December 26, 2010 – 9:10 pm

Sheena Beck - Team Sheena Beck- I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 9:46 pm

James Beck - Team Sheena Beck- I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 9:46 pm

Rachel Henin - Team Rachel and Jonathan: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 9:57 pm

Jon - Team Rachel and Jonathan: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 9:57 pm

Jarrett - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you SignDecember 26, 2010 – 10:22 pm

Miriam - team Whitney Brooks, Answer: I love you SignDecember 26, 2010 – 10:22 pm

Lindsey McDole - Participant Lindsey McDole: “I Love You” in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 10:27 pm

Brandy Heagarty - Team Sheena Beck-I LOVE YOU!December 26, 2010 – 10:42 pm

jason flake - TEAM NICOLE AND JOHN: I love you in sign language.December 26, 2010 – 10:45 pm

Geoffrey polan - Team Nicole and John: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 10:45 pm

Sandra B. Martinez - Team Courtney and Abel-I Love YouDecember 26, 2010 – 10:45 pm

john pelick - TEAM NICOLE AND JOHN: I love you in sign language.December 26, 2010 – 10:46 pm

Rene A. Herrera - Team Courtney and Abel-I Love YouDecember 26, 2010 – 10:46 pm

Rene Herrera - Team Courtney and Abel-I Love YouDecember 26, 2010 – 10:47 pm

Andy polan - Team Nicole and John: I love you in sign languageDecember 26, 2010 – 10:47 pm

Sarah Schmidt - Team Sheena Beck!December 27, 2010 – 12:54 am

Ryan Russell - Team Courtney & Jason: I LOVE YOU!December 27, 2010 – 7:35 am

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