I’ve known Karson’s family for awhile now. We met years ago before I had even begun to shoot weddings and focused on families and seniors. I shot her family’s portraits and then a couple of years later, I had the pleasure of working with them again for Karson’s senior pictures.
So when she reached out to me and said she was going to be stopping by my booth during the bridal show last January, I was so excited to have the chance to work with her family again.
She told me how she dreamed of a snowfall engagement session. If you live here in Kansas, you know just how little snow we get on the south central side. There was one snowfall in February but it wasn’t a very good one so we held off.
A couple of weeks ago we had a snow but it melted before the session was supposed to start. Then we had another snow but she was working that day. So when Tuesday’s weather forecast showed snow, we crossed our fingers, prayed and hoped it’d be the perfect snow.
It did not disappoint.
Bradley Fair is magical this time of year and it was the perfect setting for these two lovebirds. The snow fell on us for the first half of the session so it gave us two different looks. I call the first look, “A walk in a winter storm” and the second, “Snow day, fun day!” because the clouds parted just slightly and dazzled some warmth & sunshine in. Honestly, God must have blessed the session because it could not have been any prettier the way it worked out.
I thought it was amazing that Karson’s younger sister, Quinn, did her makeup for the shoot and her mom, Shonda, styled her hair. When your on call for a photoshoot, it’s much too hard to nail down stylists so why not have it to where the ones you love most get to be a part of your session too?
Chris and Karson are adorable with each other–perhaps professional snugglers even. When it’s that chilly out, you have to take advantage of getting all the cuddles you can possibly get.
Halfway through their session, they warmed up with some coffee from Cocoa Dolce and used adorable Mr. and Mrs. mugs that were perfect for this time of year. Their coffee order? He chose a vanilla latte and she went with a turtle mocha. 🙂
They will be tying the knot in October 2021 at Botanica (which is one of my favorite venues. Eeek!) I am so excited to be a part of their love story and I can’t wait to see what their wedding day brings! Enjoy this little sneak peek look into their Merry & Bright, Snowy Christmas session while I work behind the scenes editing the rest of them. Happy Fri-YAY!
If you’re getting married in 2021, I have 3 dates left for grabs. 🙂 The bridal show is postponed until March this year (boo!) but I’d love to treat you and your fiance to an amazing cup of cocoa this January while we talk all things wedding and get your date saved to my calendar. Click here to see more images, learn more about me and to save your date. Receive my gold, storytelling wedding album ($550 value!) when Chris & Karson refer you.
Merry Christmas, beautiful!