Dora and Martin’s engagement shoot date started out with a pretty darn crappy weather forecast (70% chance of rain on Accuweather) and quickly developed a serious case of the Lemony Snickets from there. I RARELY postpone an engagement due to limited availability, but 70% is usually about where I start making that recommendation. The couple had flown in from California, however, and this engagement shoot was the main thing on their agenda for the trip, so we decided to take our chances.
Then, I go to hop on the highway, and it’s backed up all the way to my exit. I am anal about being on time for things, so luckily I still had a full hour and a half to get to a location only 22 minutes away, so I figured I’d get on anyway and just sit in the traffic… only to be diverted off the highway entirely at the first exit and prohibited from getting back on because the highway had been closed for an accident investigation.
It’s about this point where most other photographers, realizing they would have to take backroads all the way to Denver and would inevitably be super late only to most likely get rained out anyway, would have given up and canceled the session, but not me. An hour and a half later almost to the minute, I arrived at the Denver Botanic Garden ON TIME, only to find out it had CLOSED at 3pm for a concert.
At this point, I really thought the couple’s session might be cursed, and so did they. But you know the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Well, that’s exactly what we did. We drove around fairly randomly and just wandered into whatever we thought might make for some fun photos – the couple was awesome and up for anything and it made all the difference! Miraculously, the rain held out the ENTIRE session, and I’m now certain that everything that happened was meant to lead us to even better photos after all!
Guys, I cannot wait for all the exciting things you have planned for your wedding in November! Getting to know what kind of spontaneous, light-hearted people you are at this engagement session, I have no doubt the photos will be epic!