I absolutely love engagement sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I love photographing weddings too. BUT engagement sessions can be such a fun, stress-free way to get to know my couples before the actual wedding day. We have time to wander around for the perfect spot and time to stop and chat in between photos. It’s also one of the first times that I get to ask a couple about their story. How they met, when they got engaged, etc.
Chelsea and Ben were introduced by a mutual friend and ended up hitting it off as they exchanged emails. They decided to meet up and have their first date at Raccoon River Brewing Co. (which sadly closed a little bit ago!). But to honor that small part of how they began, we decided to begin their engagement session at Bubba – same spot, different restaurant. The date of their engagement session also, coincidentally, happened to be the 3 year anniversary of their first date!
I can’t get enough of this sweet couple and their downtown Des Moines, city-vibes engagement session. And am so excited to see them again in just a quick few months for their wedding day!!