a prequel to happily ever after: lashawna and michael’s engagement and first look portraits

From the first time LaShawna contacted me I knew that their story was going to be so lovely to capture. She’s incorporating her Navajo culture into her wedding and also included elements into her engagement and First Look portraits. For her and Michael’s engagement photos we drove up to Albion Basin to catch the last of the wildflowers.

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She’s had this Navajo blanket since she was a kid and it was perfect for these photos!

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Once LaShawna’s dress was ready it was time for their First Look portraits! Not everyone chooses to do a First Look, but I have to admit it’s something I love to capture. Whether before the wedding day or before the ceremony the day of First Look portraits give you the chance to have time for just the two of you before your wedding day. And you can get a chance to use the photos from your First Look at your wedding reception if you choose to do a portrait session before the actual wedding day.

After an adventurous engagement session LaShawna and Michael had their First Look at the Sleepy Ridge Golf Course where they’ll be having their wedding. It’s such a pretty venue and I can’t wait to capture their special day!

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If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding I’d love to meet with you!

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