Engaged // Kellie&Khris
This session was definitely one for the books for a few different reasons. I had met with Kellie and Khris for our initial consultation just a few days prior. Because we only had a little over a month before their wedding, the date we picked for this session was realistically our only option to get an engagement session in before the wedding. It was a VERY wet weekend, and the forecast had a two-hour window where the chance of rain dropped to 25% for the exact time we were supposed to be shooting - perfect!
Not so perfect: on my drive over to Rome from Canton, my truck started hydroplaning on a particularly wet curve. I was sliding right toward another car on the side of the road, with a man standing right in my path. SUCH A SCARY MOMENT. I really thought I was going to hit him. Thank God he dove out of the way and I ended up going into a ditch and back up again before ending up stopped on the side of the road with a flat tire - and no other damage miraculously. The man (who was not exactly small of stature) started running toward me, and for a split moment I wondered if I should be scared of him since he had every right to be furious since I nearly drove into him. But he ran up and gave me a big hug and asked if I was OK. This good samaritan was there to check on another car that was in the same ditch (which I also just barely missed hitting). I think that was the best hug I've ever received. I was just so relieved that he was unharmed. Things could have gone very differently that afternoon.
After getting the truck to a service station a mile down the road, I gave my clients a call and they were awesome to drive an extra 40 minutes to pick me up and take me to Berry for our shoot. The rain held off and we were able to get some great images despite a rough start to the day! I had been wanting to shoot at Berry for a long time, and was super excited when I heard Khris say he wanted the session to be there. It did not disappoint! We spent close to 2 hours, and I felt like we only scratched the surface of all the gorgeous spots on campus.