taylor & thomas. from rainy reschedules & to a beautiful sunset

one of the funny things about my job as a photographer is that ‘blind-date’ feel of meeting clients for the very first time. taylor’s mom, (a sweet blog reader)  had emailed me back in the winter asking if i would shoot  her daughter’s engagement session. however i had no contact or connections with either of them. they lived in a different state, i had no facebook picture to go off of or anything. then came the epic session reschedule of the year. i think we had to reschedule their session 4 times due to weather. one weekend i actually lost two engagement sessions due to rain, taylor & thomas were one of those.

when we finally met up & they jumped out of the car i was blown away by what a beautiful couple they were. one of the things i really hope my clients feel is super comfortable just being themselves. obviously having a stranger photograph you in sometimes an intimate setting can make anyone nervous. i was so tickled because i really felt both of them felt at ease & seemed to truly enjoy our time together. engagement sessions are a fun time to really capture the essence of who you are as a couple.

thankfully the final date we scheduled was an absolutely picture perfect evening!

maybe my favorite time of the evening ….

taylor’s family business is Coton Colors. i think if i have the story correct, maybe her aunt & mom are cofounders? i’ve been a big fan of coton colors for years & we have collected their ornaments for quite some time.

imagine my total surprise & delight to find this adorable package in the mail saturday….

with everyone’s name , even brinkley!!! thank you marcie, you have NO idea how tickled i am to have this special ornament!

thank you for being such a sweet new friend. and for the privilege of photographing one of your stunning daughters!

taylor & thomas i wish you all the best & look forward to seeing what i’m certain will be a stunning wedding followed by a reception on a plantation in florida!! just the thought of it all makes me smile!

July 1, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Kerri - oh.my.word. what a beautiful couple. does it get any cuter than them? so glad you were able to finally connect after getting rained out! We have had a lot of rain here in New England in June!

July 1, 2013 - 8:39 pm

Suzanne - Paige, I am blessed to be known as Thomas’ mother and soon be mother in law to that precious Taylor! The Lord has showered me with love! Thank you for making Thomas and Taylors time with you fun and such an exciting time to kick off their engagement season! Blessings to you and yours!

July 2, 2013 - 9:48 am

Robin at Recess - Beautiful work, Paige!

July 2, 2013 - 10:04 am

Kelly - Paige,

Photos are absolutely gorgeous! Love the ornaments too, will have to check out their website.

July 2, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - How darling. I can’t even remember if we did engagement photos. We must have… lol

I just spent the morning watching your videos. I love you even more than I already did. And now I have a lot to think about when it comes to getting myself out of the box I have somehow put my own self in. Yikes. I have pretty much only been able to shop at consignment stores for the past two years. But my man and I had a talk after a meltdown this week over wardrobe. It’s in need of help. BIG time. I may need to watch your videos again… and please tell me there will be more!! Or more good tips and info on the blog! :)

July 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Susan W - Beautiful as always and yes this is a pat on the back because I love to see your photographs at work or play! How could anyone not love you on a “blind date”? I’m sure you have that put me at ease the moment Hello is said!
Are you attending the wedding as a guest and as well to capture the moment? Either way what a blessing and have a wonderful time!

July 2, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Destiny - Oh, I just love the dance sequence photos – I almost want to blow them up and hang them in MY living room; it should be noted that since I don’t know Taylor or Thomas that it would be more than a little awkward if I actually did this…

July 11, 2013 - 9:40 am

Lindsey - What a precious couple. IfI get engaged…I’m coming to Georgia. I mean it!

July 12, 2013 - 7:54 pm

patty - such a beautiful couple… love the black and whites and that light… swoon! great work, paige~

July 24, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Alecia - love, love, LOVE the pics!! What a beautiful couple.
I’m also now in love with Cotton Colors!!!!! What in the WORLD…Holy Cute Stuff Batman!!!