Back in August Geoff, myself and our good friend Matt Schmelling (hey Matt!) did a promo shoot for Two 9 Two Media and Andrea & Jason were our models! It worked out perfectly because they are actually engaged and were in need of some photos SO it was just a match made in heaven! I can't speak for Andrea and Jason but we had a blast photographing them and we are so so grateful that they were able and willing to do this shoot with us!
We started off in downtown Grand Rapids, which happened to be the day when food fest was going on but we managed to find some spots that were low key and quiet!
Before we dive into this, a warning... the camera LOVES Andrea. And Jason and Andrea make each other smile and laugh so much, it'll make your heart melt.
After downtown we headed to Grand Haven! With lots of great wooded trails and beautiful beaches, it was the perfect place to take the next half of the shoot! Andrea and Jason had one request for this shoot and it was to have their adorable dog, Stella featured and as dog owners ourselves, we definitely did not say no to that request! Stella is as sweet in person as she is in these photos, and she sits so well! We're jealous..
We had them work on some dancing because not only does it make for adorable photos but depending on how long it's been, it can be pretty funny. ;)
^ this photo is probably one of my favorites. The way Jason is grinning at Andrea while she looks over at the camera is just so sweet. It shows how much he truly adores her.
Last stop! The Grand Haven beach! Andrea. You are truly so stunning. I just cannot get over the photos I got of you. You glow in front of the camera! And Jason, you're a stunner. You rock serious on a whole new level that I've never seen before! ;)
To wrap it up, we handed this lovely couple a bottle of champagne to enjoy and celebrate being engaged!
^^ This is one of my other favorites. While Jason went to go grab his fiancee a blanket because it was getting chilly outside, a flock of seagulls flew behind Andrea and I honestly don't think I've grabbed my camera any faster off my hip. Worth it! :)
Andrea & Jason, thank you. Thank you for going with our crazy plans for this shoot and trekking in the woods, breaking out the heels downtown and everything else in between! We really hope you enjoyed yourselves and love what we're going to put together for you! You two are an amazing example of what love looks like and how to have fun in front of the camera together. It truly was a blast and an honor! We hope your wedding planning is going smoothly! :)
Geoff + Julie