Weeks leading up to the proposal, Jeff had learned to play “R U Mine?” by the Arctic Monkeys on guitar. It couldn’t have been more fitting to who they are since Lauren was drawn to Jeff the first time he picked up a guitar and started singing. Lauren was doing some chores around the house when Jeff came up behind her and held a ring out. He said “In the words of the Arctic Monkeys…”. Lauren found herself speechless until Jeff offered to get down on one knee and then proceeded to do so. That is when everything began to sink in for Lauren, and the rest is history.
There was a fresh snowfall right before their Kenosha winter engagement session. Lauren had wanted to wait until it was snowing or had snowed before her session with Jeff to commemorate the season they had gotten engaged. Of course Wisconsin weather did not disappoint, and it was a beautiful winter wonderland.
I arrived a little early to Pets Park to scout where I wanted to start the session off. I found a beautiful line of evergreen trees that I knew would look lovely behind them in the distance. The mix of trees and snow on the ground really made for a stunning backdrop for their engagement photos. When they arrived, I had them hike quite a bit through the snow to get to the spot I wanted to photograph them. They were such troopers, and in the end I think it paid off because we got some great wintery engagement photos that Lauren was hoping for.
Nearby there were some gorgeous birch trees that I thought would frame them nicely. When I saw THE tree I knew I had to get a shot of Jeff dipping Lauren right underneath it. After hiking back out of all the snow there was a nearby bridge that I thought it was a nice change of scenery for the pictures and decided to capture some images of Jeff and Lauren on the bridge before driving to the next location.
We then drove to woods nearby for some more dramatic engagement shots. These woods have beautiful tall skinny trees that knock against each other when the wind blows. While we were trekking through the snowy trails we stumbled across 3-4 deer that were gracefully leaping through the trees. The deer were a little camera shy but it was such a beautiful sight. With this location I knew that I wanted to capture some more dramatic and romantic shots. I think we were able to capture everything we envisioned and more.
In contrast to their wintery engagement session, they will be getting married on the beach in Jamaica. They are planning a quaint tropical ceremony with their closest friends and family.