I somehow just consistently get to work with amazing people, and I'm quite thankful that train hasn't slowed. But Candice (and her husband Daniel) has darn neared messed up the whole system by being so doggone great that I've almost felt spoiled. If you've seen any of my other recent posts, you've likely read a few of the many reasons why she's amazing and they're just the very best kind of people. Being able to document the last year with them has truly been an honor, and thanks to their fun loving attitudes and badass sidekick pup, a total blast in the process. Much love and many thanks to Candice for being such a killer sport through her nature and adventure inspired bridal session :)And thanks as well to Flower Vibes for the killer bouquet!
I consider it such a privilege to meet new couples and document their relationships, learning bits and pieces about them and their stories along the way. Candice and Daniel are a perfect example, though I must admit that they cheated a bit by bringing way too much to the table. First off, Daniel has a top notch name, can't argue with that. Second, they have a ballin dog named Bo and brought him to their engagement session, with a NO HOLDS BARRED policy on me being able to pet him. Which I did, incessantly. Third, Candice knows I have long/rebellious/unwiedly hair and bought me a bottle of her favorite product to try, and it basically changed my life. They're big fans of adventure and new experiences and goofiness and all sorts of other things I'm partial to, but above all they love and support each other. Their story is an amazing and inspiring one, and as fun as it's been to goof off with them, I'm most excited (and humbled) to be a part of the documenting this piece of their journey. So without further ado, here are a few peeks into our exploration of Brazos Bend State Park, an old date spot of theirs and a locale full of interesting surprises :)
C A N D I C E & D A N I E L
(and also Bo)
You may hear people talk about how weddings are stressful, and how there's always so much happening that there's rarely enough time to have any fun. Hogwash. Wedding days may seem daunting, but at the end of the day it's all about having a blast, making new memories, and stepping into marriage with a big ole hug of support from all of your favorite people. Justin and Krysten had that heartfelt fun-loving approach down so well it was infectious - I already laugh a lot at weddings so I was toast, but it seems like everyone else there caught the bug too. They're a rad couple as it is - Krysten is my go-to person for music festival recommendations, Justin is a hoss and practically built the wedding rigs himself, and they're just good folks to hang around. I was (and am) so excited for them, not only because they're good people and great company, but because they themselves were so clearly excited to be together. It could have poured rain and they would have had a killer time through it, no doubt in my mind. :)