Hi everyone! Happy almost-Friday!
So yesterday, I gave some tips and ideas for couples getting ready for their engagement shoots, and now I get to feature one! I have some very sweet engagement photos today, which photographer Melissa Rena was kind enough to share with us! The couple, Kate and Michael, have plans to get married this winter on Thanksgiving weekend after meeting and dating about eight years ago during their senior year of high school. They eventually (and peacefully) parted ways to go to college, but reconnected about five years later after spending time together back in their hometown. After dating for a couple of years, Michael dropped down on one knee and proposed to Kate on a New Year's cruise with family and friends just about two years ago.
This sweet engagement photo shoot took place at the soon-to-be-married couple's picturesque family farm in the South, which has been in Michael's family for generations. His grandmother left the farm and the house on the property to him after she passed, and it will soon be his and Kate's new home after they're married! The couple is planning to live on the farm together after their winter wedding this Thanksgiving weekend, and have plans to eventually build a brand new home of their very own on the expansive property.
The bride-to-be described the personal significance of the engagement photos location, saying, "The picture of us walking through the field holding hands is neat because the hill in the background might be the spot for our future home." I wanted to feature Michael and Kate's engagement shoot because you can definitely feel the love in these photos, which is the key to an amazing engagement shoot, in my opinion! I love how Melissa's photos evoke a sense of peace, and they really seem to reveal the connection and intimacy that exists between the Kate and Michael. I hope that we all get to see wedidng photos in a few months! ;)
Romantic Southern Farm Engagement Shoot by Melissa Rena Photography