Jessica and Casey's Marathon Engagement Session

Meet Jessica and Casey.
Jessica, Casey, happy fun couple
I knew we were going to get along and that we were going to get some truly awesome pictures pretty much as soon as I met them. I think it was about the moment that they explained to me with a grin that as Jessica's last name is "Terribilini" and Casey's last name is "Skankey" their wedding was ultimately going to be a "Terribly Skanky" wedding. Yes, I thought to myself, I think we're going to be able to work together juuuust fine. :)
I think I must have been fated to shoot their wedding. Jessica's sister is also engaged, and had contacted me a month or so before Jessica asking if I could shoot her wedding. She had found me through Facebook ads and liked my style. Unfortunately I was already booked for that day, but was able to recommend a very good friend to photograph their wedding. I guess in the spirit of "if at first you don't succeed" the powers that be lead Jessica to my site, completely independent of her sister and unknowing that she had tried to book me, and we were able to sign a contract- thus paving the way for the sweet sweet photographic goodness you find before you.
Now something you probably already know about me is that I don't charge by the hour. There are several reasons why, among them simplicity in terms of pricing, the opportunity to be there as long as I need to to get that one perfect shot to capture your day, and the flexibility to deal with craziness in schedules and mishaps along the way. That being said, engagement and bridal sessions still only last anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours on average- mainly because not too many brides and grooms really want to be in front of a camera for longer than that. However, I am always ready and raring to do anything my clients want, and while talking with Casey and Jessica about engagements it quickly became apparent that they were up for a bit more than the norm.
Thus, I present to you... (drumroll, please) the Marathon Engagement Session. We started out at Wheeler Farm, then headed to a location west of Salt Lake City off the freeway, and finished up at Salt Air. I took over 1000 photos and the shoot lasted over 5 hours. Fun was had by all. I still haven't quite finished editing all of them, but I have put up a gallery of some of my picks from the session. Be sure and check them out here.
sitting on a log, enjoying the sun

black and white, serious models
Remember the teaser post I put up a couple weeks ago? Yeah, these skies were AMAZING!
silhouette, sunset, holding hands

dip, about to kiss in front of a sunset
The colors just kept getting better as it got later.
Beach, Great Salt Lake, Salt Air, Sunset engagements

blue skies, wheat fields, long road
They were such a pleasure to work with. I love happy people, which is why I love weddings!
sunlight, rim light, smiling and laughing
I loved these stalks and reed thingys, you could just see how they moved in the wind- gorgeous setting.
about to kiss in the reeds

fiancee piggyback ride

hiding in reeds at the beach, Saltair

Trees at Wheeler Farm, green grass
Yeah, we got along fine.
making faces, fiancees