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10/11/12

Patrick + Avery : engaged || iowa city, ia engagement & portrait photographer

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she told her roomate that he was the perfect guy...the day after they met.
and he mentioned her to his roomate, that same day.
 
she was having some friends over, and two of them invited Patrick to come along...
and he almost didn't go.
but they convinced him that it would be fun.
they met that night, and there was an instant attraction, but each thought the other was already in a relationship. :)
but they both talked about each other the next day.
 
several weeks later their paths crossed again, and they started talking and hanging out, and eventually dating.
 
this summer she was gone for three months working at a camp in Pennsylvania, and the day after she got back,
 he said he had a welcome home gift for her.
when she slipped the box out of a bag, she found a pair of TOMS inside.
thrilled, because she had wanted a pair for so long, she thanked him and gave him a hug.
then he told her to try them on, because the sizing was different than normal shoes...
and he wanted to make sure that they fit.
the first shoe went on, and when she pulled out the piece of cardboard in the other one,
there was a box underneath...
with a ring in it.
 
I've known Avery for awhile, and was so excited when I found out she was engaged...
and then I was even more excited when she asked me to take her engagement pictures! :)
so happy for her that she gets to marry her best friend.
[If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you may remember her from earlier this year
when I did a winter photoshoot with several girls--she was one of them]
 
The day of this shoot, though it was overcast, I didn't think we would have to deal with any rain...
but I was still concerned about the weather, as Avery really wanted sunny pictures...
much as I love shooting in golden hour, I also really love shooting in overcast lighting,
and so I assured here that unless it was raining, we could definetly still do their pictures that day,
and could even do some golden hour ones another day as well. 
so we still planned on doing their shoot, and I texted several friends to be praying about the weather,
 but I still didn't think we would get any sunlight at all.
 
so we started shooting, and it was still overcast...
and then, after some time, miraculously, the sun came out!
praise the Lord, it was incredible.
 
Avery + Patrick, it was a joy for me to document your love, and I'm so excited for you both.
Hope these pictures forever hold a special place in your heart,
and that looking back on them will bring a smile to your face. :)
wishing you all the best in this new season of life together.
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love this..
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football is a big part of both of their lives, so she wanted to do some pictures with their jerseys... :)
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at the last location, the golden hour lighting we got was incredible...
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one of my favorites..
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 seriously one of my favorite frames from that night...
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and another one...
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these are the TOMS he gave her when he proposed, and I was stoked to take a ring shot on them...
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love,
H. Elise
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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, Hannah! Some people have to work really hard to be good, I think you were born with artistic awesomeness :)

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  2. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. every single one is amazing <3 and TOMS are awesome seriously thats an amazing way to propose. ;)

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  3. love love these! Fabulous job my friend! :) p.s. I miiiisss you!

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  4. What can I say? These pics are way epic. The end.

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  5. Girl you are amazing!!! Seriously all of these are fabulous! Keep up the good work! :)

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  6. Hannah you are fabulous! So glad you took these photos for us. Couldn't have asked for anyone better :)

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  8. Oh my GOODNESS!!! These are all so beautiful! The chalkboards are such a cute idea - LOVE it ;) And man, is her hair adorable lol =D
    (p.s. that deleted comment from Lauren was actually me accidentally leaving a comment without realizing she was singed in :} *whoops* haha ;D)

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  9. Hannah, these are stunning! Absolutely stunning. Fabulous job! And thanks for sharing... I've definitely had my share of eye-candy for the day. ;)

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  10. Oh wow...these are very beautiful. Love them, Hannah! ;)

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  11. girl, these are beautiful!! just stunning! :) i love them all, Hannah. what a cute couple. xx

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  12. Hi! you probably don't remember our family......we helped with the Bright Lights conference in Oshkosh Wisconsin, and then saw you at Turning hearts last year.......anyways I got your link off Chelsy Bontragers site.....Best wishes,
    Stefani Longo


    Followed!

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  13. I LOVE these Hannah! You got some great light, and gosh, they are cute. Amazing job! :)

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  14. Love these Hannah!! You did an amazing job! :)

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  15. Oh, Hannah, these are amazing. The end. :)

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  16. SO GOOD! You're a natural at posing :D

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  17. These are beautiful pictures. So thankful I can view them and enjoy the journey all the way from California. Congratulations to both of you.

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  18. these are just amazing, I love sunlit pictures and the pictures taken with cloud cover, just brilliant.

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  19. Hannah, these are BEAUTIFUL! I'm going to re-view this post like a hundered times. Sheesh! So so good.

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  20. These are lovely! I'm so glad I hopped on your blog tonight because I have an engagement shoot next weekend and they're football fans wanting some football themed shots... you've given me some ideas. :-) Love the idea of putting the date on the ball!
    Great job!

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