There’s always “firsts” for everything right? Like the first time photographing an engagement session at the beautiful Mirbeau Inn & Spa. The first time photographing a couple who got sick with the flu the morning of their session, the first time we had a groom-to-be describe himself as “grumpy”, and the first time we needed lots of tissues for something other than tears of joy. Also the first time we were a little scared that the groom-to-be might make a run for it when we weren’t looking. He told us he didn’t smile (which we later found to be completely untrue, when he looked at his lovely lady).
We may have had a bit of a rocky start, as we worked to gain the affection of Matthew, but Megan took it all in stride and we all eventually got him to come around. As cat owners and lovers, we are quite accustomed to having to work for affection, and while we didn’t resort to kitty treats, we did use a little bribery by keeping him going with a few “just one more photo” lines. We captured a couple of images where he was totally calling us out on our lies. In all seriousness, we give them so much credit for sticking it out, and being pleasant despite feeling terrible. Though he presented with a gruff exterior, it was very clear that Matthew only has eyes for Megan, and they really are a wonderful match.
Thank you both so much for having a sense of humor about your being sick, and still working so hard to make the session go smoothly (and quickly), so you could get back home and into bed where you belonged. We think that despite being sick, that we still were able to capture some great images, and even some unexpected smiles! We’re really looking forward to celebrating your wedding day with you, but please – do us all a favor and load up on Vitamin C in the weeks leading up to the big day!
Le gach dea-ghuí,
(With all good wishes)
Colleen & Greg
Be sure to watch the highlight video below for more images of their session!