…we’re doing engagements?

i’m really, REALLY bad about reading emails. i usually just read the first couple words and formulate a response based upon that…or just delete the email all together. usually this is quite effective for me but sometimes it gets me wrapped into shooting engagement photos?

the story: a reader of the blog, HI KRISTA!, emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if she could use my photography help. well, she actually asked me if i would shoot her engagement photos but from the first couple words i gathered that i was going to help her with her camera? or something? i obviously said yes (SHE READS MY BLOG!) and agreed to meet her saturday by the whale mural in provo.

i sat outside the hookah lounge (yes, provo has one) trying to figure out what advice i could give her about her camera being quite the noob myself. a few minutes later i see her (or what i hoped was her–we’d never actually met before) and her cute fiancĂ© walking across the street with a large bag of props.

“so we have scrabble pieces and chalk and confetti and superhero shirts and we are so excited!” she said to me.

“…ME TOO! oh my goodness. i am so excited!” …i had no idea what was going on. i just started asking them questions and five minutes later realized that i was shooting their engagement photos! haha. i reread the email after and saw that she had clearly stated and asked if i would be willing to. oops! it all turned out so great though and was so much fun–they’re the cutest little couple; their first date was to a convention teaching you how to draw DRAGONS and they both love comic books…and they laughed at all my jokes and weren’t awkward when i talked about their future children.

we ended the day eating cheap (…and kind of gross) mexican food on center street and chatting about how funny provo can be at times. what a happy accident! :)