Jon + Madi
Ohh boy.... where to begin.
I know this guy looks a lot like me but believe it or not he's the better looking twin. That's right, I've known this fool all my life because we're wombates. When I began my path to photography I knew I would always take engagement pictures for all my brothers. Jon was the last one, but yet most anticipated engagement shoot because he was the one that told me I should do this for a living, so I had four years to prepare for this so I had to do right by my Jonny Boy.
I met Madi a couple years ago with my Kara. Her and I were hosting New Years for 2015 and Jon brought a date, I said "Hi! Call me Topher" and she's like "Why?" Laughter exploded out of me as Jon tries to tell her my name is Christopher and that's what I like. Since then they began dating while Jon was continuing his career in California as an airman and Madi continued life in Spokane.
When Jon told me he was proposing I instantly started thinking of engagement ideas. Though I found out he was coming to town so we had a very short window of two hours on a Tuesday to shoot, so I wanted to do something that was edgy and urban like they both are. The day of, I am talking to Kara and I explain my thoughts as to why downtown wasn't going to work, and rather I had a vision for Bowl & Pitcher(which that never happens) because he proposed in the woods, I wanted to re enact that . As we head over to Bowl & Pitcher I can feel a storm coming, we get there, park our car, and race over to the bridge to start snapping pics. Well, at this very instant a massive hale storm rains over us, and I tell them to run to the middle of the bridge, pick her up, and fling your legs back. Unfortunately I forgot to set the camera back to single shooting mode, so I had to wait ten whole seconds as the hail pounds them. Long story short, people started walking on the bridge, and the hail went away, so I only got one chance with that shot, and I love it!! It's monumental, Kara says, "It's every girls dream to kiss in the rain", so there you go Jon & Madi, hope you love it!
This session was a race against time, as I was trying to capture all my ideas in a very short window, my speedyness was killing vibes, buuuut it all worked out great in the end. As we left, I told them I will reshoot for them in the summer because I want to, also I told them this to ease their tension if the pics didn't turn out. We get home, and we start looking through the pictures one by one, and as we look through the pics, we all laugh and have a good time, and I realize this is okay, that this will work. And it did.
Love you two, till next time! - T & K