Jordan & Jillian. Double J’s. And Jessie. Trifecta!
I joked about this to them when we first met. I do love letters in common. It was my years of Sesame Street and my adoration of the big bubble letters my mom sewed for my childhood room. Gotta love a little backstory.
Today’s post is another engagement session featuring these j-squared lovebirds.
When these two told me we would be shooting at location that had a silo and vintage/rustic appeal, I was floored. Like pedal to the metal, I was ready to shoot this engagement session right then and there (you know how much I love my engagement sessions!). Needless to say, silos are always fun to shoot, and anything rustic is of course amazing.
When I arrived at the location in Dickson, I was already roarin’ to go. See, on my drive there I couldn’t help looking around me. The fog was beautiful- literally breathtaking in some places. The way it hung over the bare Tennessee trees had some dreamy quality to it. Something ethereal.
I have never shot in fog. This was a first. I’m an adventurer through and through, and this day was going to be one for my photo books. I texted Jillian before I left my house, exclaiming about the fog and my overall giddiness about what was in store. We exchanged too many smileys and exclamation points to count.
As prepped as I was for the awesomeness before I arrived, I was still overwhelmed with it all. My visual delight was heightened.
But it wasn’t just this cute couple or the beautiful land that had me loving everything- it was this adorable old man who accompanied us on our esession excursion. He had to be in his eighties, but not one year over seventeen at heart.
As we walked through the home-grown Southern landscape, he chatted it up with us (the J-trifecta) while we discovered what he had to show us. He told us about growing up and how things have changed so much. It’s a funny thing, really. The older I get, the more I appreciate hearing an elderly soul share their stories. It’s like warm soup or that much-needed cup of joe, it warms my heart in such a way. This fellow was no different. I enjoyed him to bits.
I’m attaching a picture of my late grandfather that my mom took on Kodachrome when she was my age.
And then one of our awesome tour guide:
I think it’s obvious to see why I liked him so much.
He reminded me of family- meeting people like that is priceless.
Jordan & Jillian are just as near and dear to my heart after this session as the fellow above. These two are like peanut butter and jelly. So adorable and so perfect together. I am stoked to be shooting their wedding on May 26. We are going to have blast!
Excited to share another sesh!