Y’all. This shoot was one for the books and WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN. I’m sooooo happy with how the photos turned out. Seriously, who KNEW that rainy day shoots were the best?
I met Natalie a while ago via Instagram. She went to my high school and we messaged about photography and what it’s been like to go into photography post-college. Natalie is still at college over in North Carolina, but she lovesss doing photography, so we ended up meeting in person and exchanging some photos. It was seriously so much FUN and we just had a blast together.
Since then, she’s updated her website (!!!) and has been setting up a lot of shoots, both here in Nashville and also in Charlotte. Check out her work on Instagram (@natvannoy.photography)!! Y’all, she’s fun, kind, hilarious, encouraging and such a joy to work with .
Anyway, the week that we hung out, Natalie also booked this shoot with me for when her boyfriend was visiting her in Nashville. She chose Harlinsdale because she had come out here and just fell in LOVE with the cute barns and wide open fields (I mean, can you blame her? I love all the different nooks of Harlinsdale).
Anyway…August 12 finally rolled around, and although we had some rain scares during the week, the evening cleared up. We were going to show up for a beautiful Franklin golden hour…but the skies had other plans. Out of NOWHERE (seriously, out of nowhere. I was checking the weather app all day) the radar changed and reported that it was going to rain the rest of the evening . UM. EXCUSE ME RADAR. NOT OKAY.
It started raining as Skyler and Natalie pulled up, and I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. Usually in these situations, I reschedule with couples, because rain is not great for a camera and people usually don’t want photos of them soaking wet (fun fact: my first camera was ruined because I took it out one day in the rain. Soooo it’s really hard for me to give into rain sometimes just because I know the harm it can bring to a camera!).
However, Skyler and Natalie were SO down to have this shoot and were pumped to keep going, even through the rain. SOOOO, I grabbed the waterproof bag that is supposed to be for my camera bag, wrapped it around my camera, and grabbed my clear umbrella that usually just stays in my car, and we made this thing HAPPEN. Y’all. These results are priceless and I’m so so so proud of these two for being troopers and letting me capture their mushy gushy love, even in the rain.
Check these photos out! You’ll be glad you did. And if you’re interested in your own couples session, click here!