Emily & Quentin are my clients because of one reason exactly – my Mom loves me. She loves me, she is proud of me and she will spot an engagement ring on a total stranger, talk to them for a minute to see if “they’re nice and not crazy” and then offer up one of my business cards. Seriously, don’t I have the best Mom ever? Shout out to her awesomeness this day after Mother’s Day! And because my Mamacita is lovely and nice and likewise not crazy (well, not in a bad way) Emily took a chance and contacted me and poof, here we are only a few weeks later taking her and Quentin’s engagement pictures! We had to sneak them in ASAP because these two are moving out to the Las Vegas area at the end of this month! They’re so excited to be able to snowboard, hike or run in the coolness of the mountains by day and come home and bake in the golden glow of a desert sunset at night. So, of course, we had to try to bring a little faux mountain magic to their session by hitting up Virginia Kendall Ledges.
I knew from talking to Emily on the phone (and from doing a wee bit of Facebook stalking) that she and Quentin were fun and easygoing and definitely had a fair dose of silliness in them. And also that they have been together for 6 years – since they were in high school which makes my awww-o-meter go off the charts. All of these things made our session so much fun to shoot – laughter, silly faces and that weird incident where Quentin thought picking Em up and kissing her meant grabbing handfuls of her waistband and horking her in the air. Fortunately he was gentleman enough to warn her he thought she was in for quite the wedgie. No worries, we sorted that out in the end and as you can see these two made some beautiful photo magic happen! Only 460 days until they say ‘I do’!