It is so nice to open a blog with an engagement… a happy, flexible, young couple who tolerated shooting at various times through a 106 degree day in Texas! Special circumstances surround Kaitlyn and Austin. As I write this Kaitlyn has hopefully landed safely with her family in the Philippines and Austin is back to the training/school of the Marines. Their early life will be much the same… when Austin is in the states, Kaitlyn will be with him. Upon his deployment, she will return to be with her family. Their home will be what they are as a couple verses what most American couples have in a structure. How often do we really get to capture a love story in that the aspect of ‘home’ is so secondary. They are years beyond age in this very apparent confidence and trust. While creating a story board for the photo shoot, this is what I kept coming back to – the home of Kaitlyn and Austin will be built differently. It is a place I want to visit again and I feel sure will draw many other people in. It is my hope that I have captured their strength and their love and home free of the boundaries of walls or place… as simple as the Texas fields they embrace ~ thanks to a little help from the movie, UP!

To view Kaitlyn and Austin’s complete gallery, please click on ‘proofing & prints’ above.


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