I first spoke with Shannon and Will via Skype while they were living in the Philippines. I heard the story of their engagement where Will proposed after a hike in Nagano, Japan and after multiple snow monkey sightings. Sounds like just the best day.
I loved the warm crispness of Shannon and Will’s day. It was New Year’s Eve Eve, holiday decor still remained standing, it was a chilly day of course, but the sun shined bright all day. Photographing their day felt like hanging out with old friends who were walking through the day with ease. When it became clear Shannon’s shoes were too uncomfortable, without a second thought she just put on her tennis shoes instead and went off to see Will for the first time that day. I loved that. When we met up with the bridal party later, the girls displayed all the shoes they had grabbed from the store for Shannon to try on. Of course, Will appropriately helped her put on the winning pair.
Love, pine trees, puppy love, and sunshine on a December day.