Last week, Jacqi and Jason met up with me in the wee hours of the morning for their Willowdale Estate engagement session. They travelled all the way from Arizona to spend some time on the east coast and visit the Red Barn at Outlook Farm where they will be getting married in a few months. Our original plan was to shoot around their home in Tucson but with the madness of wedding season and potential new jobs we decided to squeeze it in while they were in town just to be safe and I’m pumped that we did because the light was incredible! As we walked along the paths of Bradley Palmer State Park we stopped from time to time to take some posed shots but the majority of our time was spend just laughing together and chatting about their plans for September. At some point along the way Jason asked if they could change into their “white trash” outfits for a few photos to which I replied, “hell yes!”. I absolutely love with when couples want to have fun and get away from overly stuffy and posed shots. The raw, candid moments are what I live for; so any time that opportunity presents itself I jump on it and am hardly ever disappointed. If anything I feel that it allows me to be more creative and to take a step back and see things for how they are instead of focusing on getting a perfect pose. And when that happens, we make magic.