July 31, 2018
Happy Monday, friends!
I don’t know if you happen to have a case of the Monday blues, but if so, I’ve got the cure! A seriously cute engagement session that involves hot air balloons.
Meet Jeremy and Shelley!
Seth and I met Jeremy working our “day jobs.” In fact, Seth worked for Jeremy for a few months last year. It was then that we came to be good friends with this lovable fella.
I knew we were going to be good friends when, not too long after the guys became friends, Jeremy would call us up and say, “Hey, y’all home? I’m gonna stop by.” And you know what? I love that.
You see, growing up, I was accustomed to random drop ins. I grew up in a small community where everybody was kin to everybody in some way. Sunday porch sittin’s were just a way of life. If you hadn’t seen somebody in a week or so, you needed to check on them, because they hadn’t stopped by. Even as an adult in our hometown, most of our friends were people we had known our entire lives, so it was 100% normal to hang out in your yoga pants and no makeup. It didn’t require a 3 day house cleaning to have a couple friends over.
After moving to Shreveport, that seemed to change for me a little. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for realness, but when making new friends, you do want to try and put your best foot forward. From the start, though, Jeremy’s friendship didn’t seem to require that. Mainly, because he was just down to hang out. Need to work on something in the garage? No problem. Jeremy was just there to hang out and watch. Supply a little beer, and he might even be inclined to help out. 😉
When Jeremy started hanging out with Shelley, we were both a little protective over our pal, but it was evident very quickly that Shelley was going to take good care Jeremy. In fact, I don’t know if I could have hand picked a better match.
Jeremy and Shelley have known each other for a very long time, and now they intend to continue to know each other as husband and wife. Jeremy proposed to Shelley by giving her a “gift” that required a series of obstacles to get down to the ring. And just like that proposal, these two have a lot of fun together. The fun they have is just what I channeled during their engagement portrait session.
We started out the morning chasing hot air balloons all around south Shreveport. The Red River Hot Air Balloon Rally was in town, so we decided to take advantage of the colorful displays. Though our hot air balloon shots were limited, we did manage a few before moving over to the campus of LSUS to finish out the morning.
We are quickly approaching their September wedding, and I’m so thrilled to be a part of such a special day! I hope you enjoy this little sampling of their engagement portraits.