Love & A V-Dubb

Hilary and Deven live for the journey of life.

If there’s a cliff, they’ll climb it. If they want to venture out and hit the open road, they’ll buy a Volkswagen bus for their journeys. It’s what makes them unique and provides a strong foundation for solid relationship.

When we first met, I could tell Deven wasn’t too keen on engagement pictures. He knew they had to be done, but like most guys (myself included) he wasn’t ready for an afternoon of “Hey, look over here. Smile. Turn. Smile. Again.” Luckily for him, that’s not my approach.

In our planning, we figured spots that highlighted their adventurous side, but gave them opportunities to relax and goof off a bit.

Shooting this session was a lot of fun. We spent a lot of time hiking around some of their favorite parks and places that were special to them. I even got to hang of the side of a cliff or two which is always fun — unless your wife is assisting and freaks out a bit.

At the end of our afternoon together, we were able to get some great scenic shots, solid moments, mixed in their dog and their trusty VW Bus, and enjoy a small campfire too.

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A Spokane Winter Engagement Session Without Snow

Rachel, Christian and I had big plans for the winter engagement session they had been selected for in a giveaway myself and Lindsey D Hair Design teamed up for recently.

When Rachel submitted her entry for the giveaway, walks with Christian, and Bowl & Pitcher were listed a few times. During our consultation, we were figuring out dates and ended up thinking the end of January would hopefully give Mother Nature a chance to build up the snow again since it was quickly melting away. Let’s just say Mother Nature didn’t help us out with that scenario. Because Rachel and Christian wanted to bring along their “fur child” for a few shots, we had to stay fairly close by so a friend could come retrieve the pooch after those shots were done. So we stuck to the plan of downtown and Bowl & Pitcher Park.

After a morning of hair and makeup pampering by Lindsey D, and despite the lack of snow, these two were bundled up and ready to go on an adventure.

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6 ideas for preparing the perfect engagement session

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If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, I have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let me help you prepare for your session by sending me over the answers to the following questions:

  • Where did you first meet?

If you want to add some sentimental value to your session, tell me about how you first met. If it was at a local place, we can stop by during your session and recreate the scene.

  • What do you like to do together?

What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing together? This will help me create memorable photos for you. Do you love riding your bikes together, or racing model airplanes? Do you go to the park and push each other on the swings, or play laser tag together? Tell me your hobbies and I’ll find a way to incorporate them.

  • Where/how did he propose?

By revising the area or way the proposal went down is a great moment for you during your session. This is the moment you decided to spend the rest of your lives together. This is important, especially if we were not able to capture this moment as it was actually happening. I want you to be able to share your proposal story with photos to go along with it!

  • What are your common interests?

By informing me of your interests, I can add a more personal touch to your photos. Are you both fans of the same sports team? Are you really into comic books or video games? Do you work in the same profession?

  • Do you have any pets together?

If so, they make a perfect addition to your session. Fur children are always welcome, we just have to ensure we have a solid plan.

  • Do you have ‘a spot’?

You know that place where you always wind up going on date night? Where was your first kiss? What is your favorite hang out spot? Tell me your favorite go-to locations and we can check them out to see if they would be good spots for a photo shoot.

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