Hey everyone! I hope you’re staying warm, and had a great Thanksgiving last week. Today, we’re going to take you through the adventure we had with my best friend, Megyn, and her boyfriend, Andy. We took them to Belle Isle State Park for a few photos in the woods, and we cannot believe how amazing they turned out! So, keep reading to see what we did at this Belle Isle Couples Session!
The day was quite overcast, and starting to quickly become hazy and almost foggy, which is perfect light for portraits. For this particular couples session, we didn’t need any flash, which is always nice. (Less for us to carry lol!) This was the first time that Jeff and I were able to meet Andy, and we knew that getting some photos of him, would be a great way for him to get to know us. We went to an unnamed trail next to the Athletic center on Belle Isle, and that’s where the magical day started.
We took to the path for a bit, showing off the now abandoned bits of the old Zoo that was on Belle Isle, while searching for places for photos. It didn’t take us long to get the session started, as we found a good bit of trail, perfect for some cute walking photos! What I had them do, was to pretend they were drunk, and walk towards Jeff and I for photos. Some couples nail this, where as some do not. Well, Megyn and Andy nailed this, and had so much fun pretending to be drunk!
After that bit of fun, we continued along the trail, until I noticed a spot to go off the trail for some more photos. This little deer trail used to be a trail I think, because it eventually connects to a bridge. But, while on the little deer trail there were some dead trees that Megyn wanted to check out and play on. She’s super cool like that. She loves nature, and loves exploring nature, and it’s one of the many things I love about her. We started with some simple shots, standing and kissing, before moving to some more advanced stuff.
Once those were taken, this is when Megyn got onto the fallen tree. It was time to take some cute pictures of them laying together on the tree. Also, she took herself, and Andy, towards the crown of the fallen tree, and I couldn’t resist taking pictures of them there, because the branches just surrounded them perfectly!
After playing with the fallen tree, we reached the bridge I was talking about earlier. Down the path, Megyn noticed a fallen tree in the little stream/river that ran beside the trail, and she instantly went into adventure mode, and found a way onto it. I do not recommend this for most clients. Safety is always first in my mind, and even though I was panicking, I trusted my best friend to do what she does best. And, because of that trust, we got some amazingly unique photographs of her and Andy together!
Nearing the end of our session, and the trail, we stopped in a semi-clear area between some tall trees. I even did a little bit of an artsy edit for one of these photographs. We had them also, lay in the leaves, and I even threw some leaves at them while Jeff captured the moment!
After that, it was getting dark and time to head out to dinner. We had a great time with Megyn and Andy, and I know they did too. We are all nature lovers, so it was really a walk in the park. (Pun intended.) I hope you all enjoyed this preview into their Belle Isle Couples Session!
Thank you Megyn and Andy for the wonderful time, and we hope you love your pictures as much as we loved taking them!!