Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sarah & Corey: Engagement

Hooray for meeting goals! I told you guys I'd have these up before I left and here they are, on the eve of my Big New York Adventure. But, since I'm a little pressed for time, I didn't get to upload them through Photobucket this time, so that's the goal for the next post (which will be Lacey & Branson's engagement session!). But anyway, on with the show!
Okay, so I apparently met Corey & Sarah at the Convention Center Bridal Show in January, but I talked to SO MANY PEOPLE at that thing that I couldn't remember them. But how could I forget? They're so fun and cute!

We started at the top of the War Memorial, which is also where their relationship started, so ... fitting. :) But let me tell you ... the WIND! It was like standing behind a jet engine! But thankfully in the little doorway it blocked most of it, and we got this gem of a picture!

Sarah decided they would do a serious picture which I think looks totally hot, but don't get too used to seeing them not smiling--they are all fun, all the time. :)

I had been DROOLING for a couple weeks over this scene, and it was right at the end of my alley so I saw it like at least twice a day. And then here comes this gorgeous pair just in time, because after that weekend, all the blooms fell off! Guess the trees decided that their work here was done. :)

Sarah is TOTALLY a flower in the hair girl! All her idea, once again. We were having a little trouble keeping it in there, but thankfully, I am the girl McGuyver and yanked a bobby pin out of my hair, which she totally went for (I was semi-worried she might think that was gross), and that did the trick.

I love this one. It looks like a sweet 50's romance picture. Also, Corey has a great, natural smile for the camera--a lot of guys are a little nervous about the camera at first, but he was a champ the entire time!

Oh my GOSH, you guys. I cannot wait to tell you the story behind this picture. So the deal with the rose is that it's one of those feather roses that you get at the gas station and Corey got it for Sarah when they first started dating, so she wanted to incorporate it, which I was all about. As an aside, I have always loved the feather roses (and wooden roses at the State Fair), but you can't really get those for yourself, so I was really vicariously loving this one.

Anyway, we were very near an alley with a purple wall and since, as I told you, this is my neighborhood, I knew it was there and it came to mind right away. Now this is the nerdy part. I call this the "Waluigi picture" after the character in some of the Nintendo Wii games (especially Mario Party). He's like an evil Luigi or something, but he wears purple and when he wins something, he pulls out a giant red rose and declares himself the winner in a funny voice.

So yeah, I totally DO draw inspiration for pictures from Nintendo Wii. That's just what kind of girl I am.

The rose makes another appearance!

Yeah, yeah, I know I'm going to photography hell for putting them in the middle of the picture but it is CUTE and I like the RED so take THAT! :)

Man, did I have some serious fun with these or what? Okay, so the story is that we went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Corey works there), and this is the Yard of Bricks. Obviously, you need to have a picture of that, but the easiest way to maximize the bricks while still having them in the picture was shadows! And, okay, I like shadow pictures so I might have encouraged it. The hearts were my favorite, but there are also some great ones of Corey doing a Heisman pose. :)

Obviously people are my favorite thing to take pictures of, but I really sort of like shots like this because I can have a lot of fun in the post-processing (which is to say, Photoshop), with contrast and color and not having to worry about the people turning out like Oompa Loompas. In fact, one day I was feeling kind of creatively blocked so I started working on these and I had so much fun that I decided to show two of them here, but there were like four drafts. And then at the end, I was all charged up again to be creative!

They're a little squinty because I might have been making them look up at me and basically directly into the sun, but I still think it's SO cute. (Have I said the word "cute" enough times in this post? Well, whatever, it totally applies.)

The next two were taken in some sweet seats on the track (right by the finish line), and I LOVE how they came out. See the two between their butts here? That's because they're getting married on the 2nd of August. That's me, always thinkin'!

Oh, STOP! I can not get over the cuteness and the gorgeousness! Sarah wanted a picture doing the "I love you" sign, and this is it, but I also like it because I think it looks a little rock and roll, and she is the singer in a rock and roll cover band, which I think is unspeakably awesome.

And let's finish off with a super fun one! I love it. It just says it all. :)

Alright, so I am now REALLY excited for Sarah & Corey's wedding because they are so much fun, and I know their wedding will be too. Also, I tend to bond with clients at some point over some random common interest. However, Sarah & Corey might be one of my favorite bonds ever because we got into a hilarious discussion about all the bad music that we love. There was a lengthy discussion about Hanson, and I was more than enthusiastic about telling them that Thong Song graces my iPod because I just might want to listen to it ... all the time! And then Corey and I had shared a moment defying anyone to listen to Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" and not get emotional and maybe even a little misty-eyed. I wonder if I remembered to tell them how much I love the Nelly & Tim McGraw song ... yeah, I said it! And I'll say it "over and over again"! :)

Anyway, thanks for the good time, guys! I loved the Speedway and had so much fun with you and can't wait to do it again in August!


Corey said...

You did not mention Nelly and Tim McGraw! But it would've been hard considering ALL that we did discuss and the amount of time we had.

James M said...

They are a photogenic couple. My favorites are aLL of the black&white ones. I also like both the brickyard shadow pics. Again you amaze me! said...

these are great sarah! i love the last one for sure. the bricks are great and that first b/w with her looking at him ... so sweet!

hey brenda's actions are on sale just for today. you can get them all for $25 until 10 pm tonight. just thought i'd let you know :o)

Gail said...

Love the photo of them in black and white - they are both so photogenic and the way she is looking at him - just so sincere!!

Very creative with the bricks too -- soo, did you bend down and give 'em a kiss? haha

West Park Photo said...

Wow, what an amazing smile she has!

I'm stalking you from OSP (this is Lynn). :)