I finally got to meet Homer and Molly! I was originally going to meet with Molly back in...December? Or January? I honestly don't know because time has become this weird mush of days that are indistinguishable. So I was going to meet with Molly, but circumstances made it so that I was unable to, so Rich did instead and that meeting went great! Around the time that we were thinking about scheduling an engagement session, COVID became a major concern and the shutdowns happened. This session was long anticipated on my part and I am so glad that we were able to make it happen on such a beautiful day in May.
Friendship Park is a beautiful spot for an engagement session. With the lake, spring blooms, and open sky, there are numerous ways to add variety to a session. We started at the bridge while the sun was still high in the sky and made our way over to a shaded bench surrounded by red trees. I loved how the sun shone through the foliage. After that we took a walk down to a spot I was a little more familiar with, but I had forgotten how far down the road it was. While we walked, we got to talking about how life has changed since COVID. Molly and Homer's wedding plans hadn't been overly affected as they'd started planning early. Molly mentioned she was a little concerned that a second wave could affect things. Nevertheless, they are excited. Molly is looking forward to feeling like a princess, while Homer is excited for the open bar.
These two met at Lowe's, which was their mutual workplace. Molly worked in the home and garden section and Homer was working outside when they met. There was an instant connection, but Homer was in a relationship with someone else. Throughout their time working together, they would chitchat and Molly would call up Homer to assist customers if they needed help. About a week after his relationship ended, Molly approached Homer and asked if he was done with the other girl. Quizzically, he responded yes and asked her why.
"Well, I think it would be a really good idea if you asked me for my number."
Homer was a bit thrown, but asked and Molly immediately pulled a piece of paper from her back pocket that she had already written her number on. Molly was only so confident because one of her friends had revealed that Homer had asked about her.
It's now been six years, with their anniversary in September only a few months before their wedding. The key to their happy relationship is going on adventures back-roading, communication, and total honesty. Homer emphasized the importance of never lying. As they look to the future, they hope to build a house and have more children, they currently have a four-year-old and a one-year-old. Short term, they are looking forward to their life returning to a sort of normalcy.
After having not shot for months and being in isolation for months, it was such a breath of fresh air to get out to photograph these two. We had such a good time that we shot until well after the sun had set and we were starting to get eaten by mosquitos. I can't wait for their wedding, it's going to be such a good time!
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