A few weeks ago we got an email from Heather. She explained that she and Alex would be getting married in Cambodia (he’s a missionary at an orphanage there) and would love to have an engagement shoot while he was in the States – so we set a date. A few days later we got an email from Alex asking for our help. Apparently he’s the master of surprises! He described their engagement story (imagine a closed-eyed Heather being guided down a path by Alex that leads to the orphanage, and a banner that says “You’re my forever” held by the kids). Then he told us he was having all the kids at the orphanage paint the path where they were engaged. He somehow wanted them all on a wall to surprise her during the session. So we brainstormed and came up with this:
After a few photos, we split off to do individuals so Alex could see it for the first time. Then he came back for Heather and told her to close her eyes – just like the engagement – and he led her down a path, much like the one they walked down in Cambodia. Getting chills yet?
They had a moment, and then she opened her eyes and saw all the paintings!
Such a sweet moment.
The “path” was an important theme to the session.
Heather told me Alex is always full of surprises. He also brought her this little guy from Cambodia. He was a present to one of her favorite kids, Peanut.
Isn’t this the sweetest? I love all the thought Alex put into it. And might I add that it was hard to pretend like we hadn’t met him before (since he came over to drop off the paintings before the session). It was fun, though! Check back tomorrow for the rest of their session.