We were in London. When my brother was there on his (oft-mentioned) Eurotour, he had taken a phenomenal picture of the Eye. But no matter where I dragged my husband in a half-mile radius of that thing, I couldn't figure out where Wes had taken that picture to get the perfect combination of the Eye, greenery, and sky. We had crossed the river to the other side, walked down a little ways, and were crossing back on a different bridge when I absolutely lost it.
"Why can't I just be normal?! Why can't I take three photos with my iPhone and call it a day? Why do I have to lug around this @#$%ing heavy camera and take 4,000 pictures and walk around in circles trying to get the best possible angle/view and never being satisfied with it, anyway?!!"
On a completely unrelated note, my husband is a saint.
Anybody who's ever used a camera knows you have to take a LOT of pictures to get those few precious shots. My brother and his fiancee's engagement session was no different. They are SUPER photogenic, but every now and then someone blinks. Or the wind blows a stray hair in someone's face. Or the photographer neglected to focus the lens juuuuuust right (guilty). You get the idea.
Yesterday I had both the pleasure and privilege of taking engagement photos of my little brother and his fiancee. They're getting married at the Biltmore Inn in 363 days, so where else would we take engagement pictures? It wasn't as cool as any of us would have liked, nor were the leaves as colorful, but we made the best of the day.
Innumerable laughs, several tastings of wine, and 471 pictures later, we called it a day. Since yesterday was my sweet fiance's birthday, we went to the Cantina in Asheville to celebrate and get a little sustenance. After that, we checked out Barley's for some pumpkin beer and more good times.
It went by so quickly, which makes me sad, but we've got a lot of great images to remember it by. This is just a small sampling of the pics. I know I'm biased, but aren't they adorable?