I met Lauren and Jared through a mutual friend who recommended me to the couple. After our pre-shoot consultation, I knew immediately that it was going to be fun working with them since they had very easygoing personalities. They wanted to take engagement photos in St. Augustine, particularly since that was where Jared first told Lauren he loved her. (awwww!) Their only stipulation was that they didn’t want photos by the fort. Luckily, St. Augustine has many lovely picture spots so we still achieved a good variety of backgrounds.
We started off by the water, with Lauren and Jared dressed comfortably in summery outfits. These water shots were some of their favorites from the session, with Lauren saying they best reflect how they are with each other daily (chill, enjoying the simple things in life)
One outfit change later and we’re off to Spot #2: the restaurant where Jared confessed his love to Lauren. During the pre-consultation, they told me how they first met at an airport bar while waiting for their flights. When it was time to board, Lauren tore off the corner of a magazine and wrote her number down on the chance they would reconnect in the future. It wasn’t til a little later that they realized they were actually on the same flight! Thus, a relationship was born. Jared kept that bit of paper this whole time and brought it with him to the shoot. Meanwhile, Lauren is holding the greeting card surprise Jared gave her when he proposed. These guys are Paper Soulmates!
A quick shot we took while walking towards Spot #3.
Our last stop for the day was Flagler College, with Lauren wearing my favorite of her three outfits (the girl’s got style). In this setting, I wanted to play up more of their romantic sides, particularly Jared’s very gentlemanly demeanor. He’s very sweet with her and incredibly patient during the entire shoot haha
The photo of their forehead kiss is one of my absolute faves – so sweet and tender.
Thank you, Lauren and Jared, for letting me capture your love story!
Update: After the shoot, Lauren asked me to design their Save The Dates, using three of their favorite photos from the engagement session. They wanted something simple and a little rustic. Here is the final design: