LAURA + BRAD | JEFFREY MANSION ENGAGEMENT MINI, COLUMBUS OHIO ENGAGMENT, COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

LAURA + BRAD | JEFFREY MANSION ENGAGMENT MINI, COLUMBUS OHIO ENGAGEMENT, COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER


IT'S A WEDDING DAY!!! 

Laura + Brad are GETTING MARRIED! The team will be heading to The Westin today and I can't wait. This is officially our FIRST wedding of the year! It maybe a little cold but that won't stop us just like rain didn't stop us from capturing this awesome couples engagement shoot. 

STAY TUNED FOR LAURA & BRAD'S WEDDING DAY PREVIEWS!


For this engagement mini session, there was yet again a chance of rain... BUT I had just downloaded this awesome new app that shows me a radar of the storm and from my newly acquired skills I came to the conclusion that the rain wouldn't hit us. TURNS OUT I WAS RIGHT!!! But either way, Laura was down to complete her engagement session -rain or shine.

I love when they say that! 

When we showed up to Jeffrey Mansion, Laura had a few options for shoes. We narrowed it down to just the sandals (it was pretty wet out and we didn't want to ruin her awesome FRYE boots). 


I brought three pairs of shoes. We weren’t sure what the weather would be like. I showed Elle my options, and she was very decisive about which option would work best, which I really appreciated.
— Laura

They decided to keep it simple with just one outfit. They also chose not to bring their beloved pups to their engagement session as well.

We debated about bring our dogs, Frannie Beagle and Boston Arthur, but in the end decided not to. As cute as they are, it was the right decision. We adore them but they are lovable spazzes and would have stressed everyone out!
— Laura
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

Describe your engagement session style:

Laura - classic and feminine, with accents of trend.
Brad - what do I have thats clean?!?

How did you coordinate or decide on the outfits you used in the photographs? 

Brad loves everything USA and Ohio, so we had to go with a classic red, white (winter white) and blue.

Not only were they a huge fan of just the colors of the flags they decided to incorporate the actual flags into their shoots. I loved that idea and couldn't wait to use them! We asked them what they had for props and this is exactly what she said! 


Brads beloved American flag and the state flag of Ohio.
— Laura

Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

We were initially super nervous, but ended up having a great time! The session flew by - what was actually a half hour felt like 10 minutes.

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?

Flashbacks of high school senior pictures where you stand in one position for what seems like an eternity with a cheesy painful smile.


Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

HOW THEY MET

Randomly after the OSU-Nebraska game in 2012. I was with people he knew, so I just introduced myself with a very awkward joke after several minutes. He was only in Columbus for a few hours that day, so luck or fate was on our side.

Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

PROPOSAL STORY

Unofficially at home in front of our two dogs and cat. Officially in front of The Battery in Charleston, SC.

Laura + Brad Engagement

Here's were Brad's "beloved" flags come into play. 

Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

What kind of look were you going for in your photos?

Natural, loving photos. We are allergic to the cheese... ;)

Tips on how to prepare for the session?

Ask your photographer for advice on what you should and should not wear! They've done this a million times before and know what photographs well and what doesn't.

How was your experience during your session?

Ah-mazing! We had so much fun during the session. The entire team is so easy to take direction from. Everyone has such a good, creative eye, and knew exactly how to get the shot the wanted! It was soooo easy!


Laura + Brad Engagement
Laura + Brad Engagement

What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for the session?

Ask questions!

Laura + Brad Engagement

This session was a breeze! Laura and Will were so easy to take photos of. Brad may have been a little hungry and probably ready to eat but he was a trooper and their photos came out flawlessly. We can't wait until your wedding day! See you both this WINTER!! January can't come soon enough...I normally don't wish for winter but your special day will be lovely and we are so excited!! 

To check out the rest of this awesome session click the link to their engagement session gallery ----> LAURA LOVES BRAD


Outfit: La Jeune Marie Maids and Social Occasions

Make-Up: Erica Eigensee

Hair: Shannon Goode


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