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Engagement Session: Melissa and Brandon

First off, we’d like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all our visitors. We have had an amazing 2010, and have more to be thankful for than we can possibly recount here. Leaving aside family, friends, health, safety, awesome television shows, peppermint milkshakes, Snuggies, and pre-cooked, pre-sliced ham, we have the absolute most wonderful, most beautiful clients we could ask for. Furthermore, we have folks like you, who visit us here and who share our photos with your friends. It’s tremendously encouraging that people are visiting our site and enjoying what we do and love. Thank you for being a part of that.

Now on to the photos!

We first met Brandon and Melissa a couple of years ago and, I’ll be perfectly honest here, started thinking about how to get them as clients. True, they weren’t engaged yet, but they were so cute together and so clearly in love that we were pretty sure which way they were headed. Turns out we were right!

The two of them drove down to Columbia on a beautiful and mercifully cool day in October and we got to hang out and photograph them. The clouds were gorgeous, so we tried to make the most of it, as you’ll see below.

We also decided to use the river as a backdrop for a bit, which was great, until a small fleet (fleetlet?) of brightly-colored kayaks came floating by. Well, most of them came floating by; one got stuck immediately behind Brandon and Melissa for a couple of minutes. I’ll spare you the photos.

A kiss to celebrate the kayaker getting un-stuck!

We decided one side of the river wasn’t enough, so we went to the other side.

The sky continued to cooperate nicely.

It was really hard choosing photos for this post because these two have so many wonderful expressions.

Like this laugh!

This next one is one of my favorite shots of the day. I think a bug  may have flown into Brandon’s mouth, but he handled it with aplomb.

So there you have it!

We’re looking forward to Melissa and Brandon’s wedding, as well as all our other 2011 weddings! In the meantime, though, we hope that you have a restful, thankful holiday surrounded by lots of delicious food (like sweet potato casserole with pecan, not marshmallow topping), and, of course, the ones you love.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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