Location: Klondike Park, Augusta, MO
I am so stoked to share some of my FAVORITE images from John and Haley's engagement session! It was difficult to narrow these down, so I didn't really, haha! Overloading you with images of these two because they're so gorgeous, am I right?
I've known these two a long time - John and Haley are good friends of my brother's, and John's sister and I were great friends back in high school. We've all known each other since we were young, so getting to be part of one of the important moments in their lives is so special to me.
These two allowed me all kinds of freedoms to do what I, as the photographer, wanted to do with their session and let them be my guinea pigs for a lot of ideas. Knowing how beautiful these two are, I instantly knew I wanted to go to Klondike Park in Augusta. I have had photography taken of me and my family at this park, but I personally had never shot there, and I was super itching to get some clients out there. Since it's a bit outside of the metro St. Louis area, I don't get requests to go here too often, but it is such a gorgeous park; a hidden gem in St. Charles, just outside STL. I highly recommend checking this park out - not just as a gorgeous photography backdrop, but just to hang out, hike, camp, whatever!
The other thing I knew I wanted for this session was golden hour. I was dying to shoot at Klondike, and I was dying to shoot Klondike at sunset. It was a perfectly clear day, so we didn't get any clouds during sunset, but it didn't matter because we still got amazing color and light as the sun set around us.
So to recap - beautiful, in-love couple (who I already knew and who would be at least relatively comfortable in front of my camera and letting me direct them) + stunning location + ideal light = beautiful engagement photos. Win freaking win, you guys.
Okay, enough of that - let's let the photos speak for themselves. I'm obsessed with their session - hope you all are too!