02 Apr kiley + lofton: promised. a memphis harbortown engagement.
I was looking back through all my blog posts from last year, and I realized there was an engagement session missing. I don’t know how this happened. I remember writing the post and preparing the photos, but it’s nowhere to be found. Ed said it may have been lost when we moved servers late last year, so I’m going with that. Anything that doesn’t put the blame on me! I blog all my photo sessions and weddings, and I didn’t want to leave this one out, especially when it’s so lovely! But I wanted to do something different this time.
Kiley and Lofton decided that they wanted an album with their engagement photos to use as the guest book at their wedding. I absolutely LOVE it when clients opt for this! I think it’s such a unique way to include your engagement photos on your wedding day, and it turns the engagement memories into wedding memories as well, since it will be full of well wishes from loved ones after the big day.
So, instead of just blogging my favorites from their session, I’m going to blog their album design instead. Lofton carefully planned out his proposal and let family in on the plan. He and Kiley are very creative and love art, so he took her to an art studio for a lesson. Halfway through the evening, he painted the most important question he would ever ask on a canvas and got down on one knee. Kiley immediately said yes and painted her answer next to his question as her family came out from hiding to congratulate the couple. They wanted to recreate this moment for their engagement session, and their album now tells the story that they will never forget.
Lofton started off by painting their wedding date on a fresh canvas. We left lots of white space in the album so that guests will have plenty of room to write their remarks.
They brought the original painting to be included in the photos as well.
Kiley, you are so gorgeous!
After the painting session and an outfit change, we went to Harbortown for some fun photos of the two of them.
Ed’s creative genius on the left.
Love this one!
It was a gorgeous fall day!
For sunset, we finished up on the river for some romantic shots.
Ed’s view with the bridge in the background.
My favorite for the back cover!
Kiley and Lofton, thank you for spending the day with us! We had such a great time, and cannot WAIT for the wedding! It’s going to be so full of fabulousness. Enjoy this album, and I know it will be a keepsake for years to come!
Here’s to painting the most important question of your life. And being creative. Even with your engagement photos! Cheers!