Sarah and Nate

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Blake and Kadie

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Corey and Holly

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Andrew and Kirsten

Here are some samples from our latest engagement session. Andrew and Kirsten wanted some pictures taken on the Mizzou campus as well as Stephens Lake Park. We Walked from the J-school to Tiger Plaza, stopping for shots at the archway by the J-school, the Columns, Cornell Hall, and Tiger plaza. From there, we took a quick drive over to Stephens to get a little bit of fall color. Inspired by our previous session with Rachael and Brandon, Andrew brought his guitar and played a few songs for Kirsten.

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Another Engagement on the Way

This past Saturday we took engagement pictures of Andrew and Kirsten. We seem to be cursed with gray skies every time we go to the Mizzou campus, but this session came out very well despite it being overcast.

I do believe this is the biggest (in terms of total shots) engagement we have done, totaling in at about 1/4th the number of pictures we usually take at weddings. Now, a lot of those are duplicates, thanks to the fact that both of our cameras take pictures at 6 shots a second. I am about half way though selecting and editing, and I must say I am very pleased with how they came out. A sample album will be posted later this week.

In the mean time, here is a small behind-the-scenes album. Sometimes we have a little helper join us on our engagement sessions.

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Shaun and Mary Frances Engagement

A gallery has been added from our latest engagement session. These pictures were taken at various locations at Shelter Gardens.

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Engagement Season is Here

The fall engagement season has started, and today we are doing our first session of several that have been booked in the coming weeks. Samples from this session will be posted by the end of the week.

It looks like we might be in for some early fall color here in Columbia. We have started to see yellow appear in many trees near where we live, and some have even decided that they are ready to display a little orange as well. Hopefully we will have several weeks of vibrant fall color. If you are interested in an engagement session during the few weeks of fall color, let us know that you are interested, and we can plan on having a session on a sunny day when there is good color.

Engagement Session: Melissa and Tyson

A few months ago we had a small engagement session at Melissa and Tyson’s home near Columbia. This couple was very natural in front of the camera, and we even had a few puppies join us for the session. We even took a short drive to pond on their property, and took a few pictures out on their canoe. Thankfully, Tyson didn’t rock the boat too much.

This coming weekend will be their wedding, and it will be our first time to work at Alpine Park and Gardens. This location is very special to us since that is where we were married three years ago.

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Spring Engagement Sessions

We are now celebrating the birth of our son, Silas James Watt. We will not be taking pictures at any weddings now through April (with the exception of a very close friend of ours), so for those of you getting married in the coming months, we are sorry that we cannot cover your wedding but we wish you well in your marriages.

Though we will not be doing weddings, we will be offering engagement sessions in the coming months. Right now, the outside world here in Columbia isn’t that pretty, but if you would like a snowy engagement session, assuming we have more snow, we would be willing to do that. We would recommend the campus at Mizzou, Shelter Gardens, or some of the city parks towards the end of March, as that is when the flowers start to come out and the trees turn green again. Mizzou, in particular, has magnolia trees that have big pink blossoms usually in the last week of March. These are just a few suggestions – if you have another location in mind, great!

We also hope to expand into infant photography in the coming months. We will be learning what works well with our son, and be posting examples here. We did some baby pictures for some friends last year, as well as their Christmas cards, and we hope to be able to show those examples as well.

Shaun and Mary Frances

We were asked by some close friends of ours, Shaun and Mary Frances, to take some Christmas Card pictures. These were not officially engagement pictures, though they are hoping to take some in 2009. The fall color was just starting to come out in Columbia, and there was enough yellow and orange in the trees to get a very nice background color.

We picked Grindstone Nature Area in Columbia to take these pictures.

One of my favorite pictures has the couple looking at different cameras. Shaun heard the clue to look into my lens, while Mary Frances was still looking at Summer.

There was also some good color at the bridge.

We ended up taking about 50 great pictures in a short 10 minute shoot. Thank you Shaun and Mary Frances for letting us take your Christmas Card pictures. We look forward to taking your engagement pictures next year!