Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Georgetown Engagement Session: Rachel + Lane

This is a couple near and dear to my heart.  For many reasons.  Lane is a youth pastor at my church, and one of the nicest and most thoughtful guys you could ever meet.  And then enters Rachel - beautiful, fun, sweet, kind, loving...the list goes on and on....  And seeing them together?  They are completely perfect for each other!

Lane and Rachel booked me for their wedding before they were even engaged.  And I love them for it!  They knew in their heart of hearts that they were getting married, but Lane hadn't officially popped the question yet.  They wanted a fall wedding and my calendar was booking up fast.  I even had a consultation (with an inquiry for the same date) a half hour before theirs on the same day.  As I was driving home, I had missed a call from Lane, and as I listened to the message I could hear the urgency and excitement in his voice.  He knew the other couple was interested in a higher collection than theirs, and he understood if I wanted to book them instead, but he and Rachel really wanted me as their wedding photographer, and could I please call him back to let him know if they could book me.  That right there??  That's the client that I love!  That's the client that photographers dream of - the ones who must have you and are excited to have you as their photographer!  Rachel and Lane, thank you for being so amazing...I adore you two!!

And just how perfect are they together?  I think Lane's words from their wedding website say it all...
"It’s hard to know where to start when you are asked to describe something so amazing that you can’t even believe it’s true. That’s how I feel about Rachel. She is everything I have ever wanted, and she far surpasses anything I could have ever hoped for in a lifetime companion. She is committed to following Christ with her life, she is loving and compassionate to others, she has a warm heart, she is thoughtful and caring, she is intelligent and successful, she loves to laugh, she has a smile that makes me melt every time I see it and she gets me, she knows me and she loves me like no one else does. A girl like her is hard to find. She is a beautiful, precious gift from God that I am SO excited to spend the rest of my life with! And on top of that she is all kinds of HOTT, I mean seriously, that girl is on fire! :) "

We had so much fun shooting their session in Georgetown (one of my favorite locations!)...

Lane made a photo book to propose to Rachel.  It contained all of their best text messages and photos together in a timeline, and the very last page had the name "Rachel Sebring."  She didn't even notice at first that it was his last name instead of hers.  As she reached the last page in a perfect location picked out by Lane in Central Park, New York, Lane was reaching for the ring....

And of course she said "Yes!"

They've read For Men Only and For Women Only to help prepare them for marriage.

Rachel and Lane, I'm SO excited for your October wedding!  Much love to you both from the bottom of my heart!!  xxxo, Laurie
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  1. Laurie this session was beautiful!

  2. Fantastic work Laurie! Love the location and your style.

  3. Thank so much for the comments everyone!!!


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