When I work with my couples to plan their engagement sessions, I always start out by having them fill out a questionnaire. I swear it's more fun than it sounds — typically the questions are things we've likely already talked about over coffee or beer. I'm a dork so it's unbelievably fun for me to read about how they met, their typical weekday vs. weekend activities, the favorite date they've ever been on, what their proposal was like, etc. I take all of that information and come up with a few different ideas for shoots and see what direction they want to go in.
For Will and Nate, they mentioned they enjoy distillery tours and that they would love for their session to be something unique to Louisville or Kentucky with casual & cozy vibes. Naturally, Buffalo Trace came to mind and I was so excited when they were on the same page! It's my goal to make couple's sessions feel as much like a date as possible, so we started things out by going on one of the hourly tours. I've had the chance to photograph here several times, but this was the first time I've actually gotten to go on a tour and I really enjoyed it.
During the session, they made each other laugh so easily. I cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to their wedding this June!! It was incredibly difficult narrowing down the images for the blog post, but I'm really happy with where I've landed.
If you're hoping for some more cozy & urban vibes then Marcos & Aica's Brooklyn in-home session is always a good choice.