You don’t always need a super amazing location to have a great session. Shannon and Doug chose a pond in their neighborhood for their engagement session and it worked out perfectly. I’m always a fan of pretty trees and there were a couple of beautiful willow trees around the pond that we used. Shannon and Doug both have busy work schedules and it was tough to find a session date that worked for everyone, so when late afternoon rain showed up on the forecast we bumped the session up an hour or two. Normally I like to shoot at the very beginning or very end of the day because it’s when the light is softest, but with the storm rolling in we had plenty of cloud cover and some nice and soft diffused light. I met Shannon in about 2008 through work and I couldn’t be more excited to be shooting hers and Doug’s wedding. She is super sweet and quick to smile, and I think you’ll agree that she and Doug make a great looking couple! I hope you enjoy my favorites!