Alexis, Skylar and I decided on Caesars Head State Park for their engagement session. None of us had ever been there, but the pictures looked gorgeous. The forecast said it would be cloudy with a 15% chance of rain. Apparently when the elevation is that high, "cloudy" can mean intense fog, so I had to turn my headlights on and drive slowly, even though it was 3:30 in the afternoon. It's hard to get phone signal around there, so I knew I had to just push through and meet Alexis and Skylar at the top to discuss what to do. It was raining when I finally met them, even though the weather channel still said it wasn't. We looked out onto the overlook...
...and decided to come back another time.
There was a freezing cold wind when we came back, but it was sunny and we could see everything. Here's what we saw from the same overlook this time:
Alexis loves elephants, so Skylar gave her this plastic elephant when he asked her to be his girlfriend.
He stuck with the theme when he asked her to be his wife, only this time, there were real elephants involved. They took a trip to the zoo and he got down on one knee in front of the elephant exhibit. Since he didn't actually give her an elephant this time, they bought this little elephant at the souvenir shop afterwards to commemorate the day.
Of course, Alexis had some other cute elephant figurines to incorporate into their session.
The sun made for some amazing rim light through the trees, something we wouldn't have had if we tried to shoot in the fog.
The sunset was perfect, something else we would have missed out on if we'd tried to shoot on that cloudy/foggy day.
There was so much laughter during this session on both sides of the camera. I had such a fun day with them!