There is something incredibly heartwarming about being around a couple who share so much in common. When a couple is truly connected and in love, my work is easy. Mona and Kris have that kind of bond, and it's plain to see how over-the-moon they are for one another.
Mona is a photographer and visual artist with a creative and free-spirited personality - right down to her ombre purple curls! Kris is an attorney with a heart for helping the less-fortunate and a love for social causes. They are both stunning, with a flair for fashion and a love for beautiful things, animals, and traveling together. I always feel so privileged when I get to photograph not only one bride-to-be, but two. Especially when they are this much fun!
Because both ladies are dedicated oenophiles and foodies, we met for their engagement session at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Arkansas this past fall. As they enjoyed glasses of white wine and a charcuterie board, I snapped some lifestyle shots inside to begin our shoot. We moved to the grounds of the vineyard afterwards, and they even brought their lovable Shih Tzu Chelsea along for their session. (Thanks to their friend Lastacia for being a great puppy-handler and so much help!)
We had gorgeous light, lots of laughs, and a wonderful time getting to know one another.
I'm excited to shoot their wedding this weekend at Sassafras Springs, so watch for their wedding story coming soon!