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Abby and Daniel - Engagement Session

It was obvious they started out as friends.  Their love for each other was apparent, but what really stood out to me with Abby and Daniel was how much they not only loved, but truly liked the other one.  There was a comfort level there where I could see them 50 years down the road still laughing and looking at each other as they were that Saturday afternoon...because they were friends first who fell in love...


As we walked around the campus of their alma mater, Bradley University, and Abby maneuvered the sidewalks in her heels like a pro, they told stories, we laughed a lot, and I knew immediately that I really liked them! Sometimes, when I'm on the way to meeting a client for the first time, I have the thought of, "I hope I like them!" as these meetings can feel somewhat like a blind date...but instead, as I drove away after the shoot with Daniel and Abby, I'll admit it, I felt a bit like the new kid in school who'd just made a friend and I had the thought, "I hope they liked me!" 

Daniel did something that I LOVE...he e-mailed me about a week before the shoot with ideas of how they wanted to personalize their shoot to them.  He and Abby had spent hours at their local Starbucks right off campus and it's become a special place for them...I loved that! It was really sweet too because when the Starbucks barista heard we were doing an engagement shoot, she wrote them a "Congrats!" on their cups! So, a big shout out to the Starbucks near Bradley University!!


Apparently, Daniel loves technology...um, can I hear an Amen?!...he loves to be on the cutting edge of what's new and exciting!  Abby,  on the other hand, loves to do things old school...where Daniel would prefer to read a book on his ipad, she prefers to turn pages and hold a book in hand! I'm actually with Abby on this when it comes to reading a book. :)  





Abby, I wasn't lying when I said the sun light loved you! And Daniel, you're looking pretty fine yourself!


Abby...you're awesome!

Ooohhh, your bright eyes! Love it!



Daniel and Abby, I'm excited for September!! It's going to be so fun getting to watch you two on your wedding day!! Thanks for letting me be a part of your shoot! - TP

26 comments:

Haley said...

Beautiful pictures! Abby, you look gorgeous and your smile is so wonderful. I wish you two the best!! ((HUGS)) to you and your family!

Tami, awesome shoot! It looks like your time spent together was so fun! What great pictures they will have to look back on! :)

Erin Miller said...

Love them all, but my favorite is still the iPad and the book.

rpfeiffer said...

I love all of these photos!!! I think my favorite is the one where Abby is covering Dan's eyes. Makes me smile.

Tami, your words are extremely sweet, too! You've definitely captured who Dan and Abby are!

Nancy Ridgeway said...

Each of these photos is excellent. They capture Abby and Dan's personalities, especially the iPad and book photo. My favorites, though are probably the ones taken at the brick archway. No, wait, I think my favorite is...

Very nice job, Tami.

Caitlin said...

I love them all! I especially love that they help tell the story of how they met and how they fell in love :) So cute!! Congrats you two!

Tasha said...

These are amazing engagement photos! I'm definitely loving the ones under the archway, too. You two are amazing and I'm thankful to know you!

drjones said...

I agree with Nancy's comment about the brick archway. It's pretty classic, but there's something touching about the black and white one toward the bottom. These are awesome pictures.

jeanne said...

Lovely, lovely pictures! Your sweet nature comes right through!!

Gayle said...

What great photos! I love the archway shots at the park, but really like the one with Abby covering Dan's eyes. :)

nic said...

LOVE these pictures! So excited for the two of you!

Sarah D. said...

Love the use of light in these photos! They're so vibrant and full of life, like the couple they're illustrating.

So happy that you two found the perfect photographer to capture not just the events of your special day, but the feeling as well. To be able to capture that on film is a gift.

Trish said...

It's truly amazing how Tami was able to capture Abby and Dan's essence on film. The love and fun really shines through in these photos. My favorites are the one of Abby looking over Dan's shoulder. Congrats to you. Trish B.

leah said...

wow. this is really great--love this shoot and tami you make ME want to be friends with them! as always, tam...you rock.

Diane said...

Great pics! It is hard to choose a favorite. I like the close ups where Abby & Dan are laughing and/or smiling:)
Congrats!

Rebekah said...

once again Tam, you hit these out of the park! I think they are such an adorable couple and I'm hoping this is one of the weddings I'm going to second shoot! :)

Kris said...

Very nice photos. May God grant you a long and happy marriage!

heidi said...

Good job Tam. My fav is the last one. I know...more traditional, but they both look so great in it!

John (Father of the Groom) said...

These pictures warm my heart! Great narrative as well. You both look made for each other. Looking forward to having Abby as a member of the family (although she really already is!) Love to you both!! God's richest blessings, too!

Terry said...

Beautiful, creative and a way to get to know you better. Thanks for sharing! You both look so in love!

Sarah Gerdes said...

These are such beautiful photos! Abby, you are simply stunning in that blue dress! I can hardly believe that we are old enough to be married. It seems like just yesterday that we were making up funny words in your old house and practicing our cheers. We are so excited for the two of you and pray for the best of God's blessings! Much love, Sarah & Daniel

Linda (Mother of the Groom) said...

These pictures brought tears to my eyes. They are lovely photos of two very photogenic people. It still seems hard to believe that you are old enough to be getting married -- where has the time gone?

Tami, you did a great job of capturing this precious time in Dan and Abby's lives. We will all cherish these for a lifetime. We pray for God's best and many wonderful years together. Much love to both of you!

Deborah said...

What beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!! Best Wishes Abby and Dan!!

Joanne said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!

leisle deisle said...

LOVE these! and after meeting the couple i love them even more! awesome job tam

Molly said...

These are great! I can just hear you guys laughing!

Steph said...

i love the story that accompanies the photos! you guys look so happy in them! the camera loves you. can't wait to see what the wedding photos are going to look like!

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