23 Oct amanda + kevin: promised. a memphis firehouse engagement.
They say opposites attract, and with Amanda and Kevin, it just might be true. Amanda first saw Kevin from the opposite side of the table. She had just started a new job, and had accepted an invitation to go out with her new coworkers. The next time she saw him, it was from the opposite side of the room. This time, Kevin crossed the distance to start a conversation. Conversation led to an exchange of phone numbers, which led to a date at Starbucks. Kevin knew she really liked him when he found out she didn’t like coffee. Amanda knew he really liked her when they stayed until midnight talking.
A couple years later, Kevin took Amanda on a trip to Vancouver. Amanda was already on cloud 9 after just being accepted into PA school. While sitting in front of the fireplace in the Fairmont lobby, surrounded by convention-goers, Kevin dropped to one knee and made Amanda’s day even brighter (kudos to Amanda’s friend Megan who helped Kevin pick out the ring and arranged to reserve a non-reservable sofa spot in front of the beautiful fireplace!). Her head spinning, she said yes to loud applause. Kevin and Amanda will begin their life together early next year, and I can’t wait for their wedding!
Because Kevin is a proud Memphis firefighter, we started their engagement session in front of his home base, Fire Station #2.
I have to admit, it was WAY cool having a fireman ask me, “where do you want me to put the truck?”
Ed grabbed this shot. Go ahead. Ask me if I’m jealous! Amanda, your red heels were brilliant.
Of course we had to put the jacket on Amanda. And those things are heavy!
Ed’s keen eye again.
My view. Amanda, the helmet suits you!
After an outfit change, we roamed Main Street while waiting on sunset.
Amanda, you are stunning!
One more change of clothes, then it was onto the roof of the Fire Headquarters for sunset. The view was amazing!
Ed is a pro at holding a reflector while shooting!
I’ll end with this photo of Amanda and Kevin, just making each other happy.
Amanda and Kevin, thank you so much for a memorable experience! I love how we were able to collaborate and make this shoot so personal for you. You are both amazing people, and we loved getting to know you better (we’re making sure you’re not on the clock for the next cocktail, Kevin!).
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Here’s to fighting fires. And opposites. And big red trucks. Cheers!