Saturday, June 12, 2010

M&L E-Session

When Larissa and I talked about doing their engagement pictures - she already knew exactly where she wanted them to be taken.

She called it one of her "favorite places in the world" and described to me this small area in Wyalusing that she and Mitch discovered with some trails and lots of big rocks. It sounded fun to me so off we went.

I have to admit, I was a little scared when Mitch pulled up to the scenic overlook. This can't be right, I thought. Larissa said it was like a park with big rocks and trails - and this was just a place to look out over the river with a fence.

I trusted though and followed the two love-birds out of the car and around the fence. We walked up a path and were instantly faced with this INCREDIBLE view (wayy better than the scenic overlook spot).

OOkay, I get it now :D This was beautiful. Totally peaceful. And amazing !!

So, we got down to business - and if by business you mean having fun - that's right because that's exactly what we did !!

Just being in this amazing spot totally turned the mood around. What had been a stressful and tense afternoon quickly turned into a peaceful and relaxing evening. And it was wonderful.

I know Mitch & Larissa through church - and sometimes that isn't always the best atmosphere for observing two people in love - and what I mean by that is this: They're both heavily involved in so many aspects of the service and all of the other activities going on, oh and did I mention they're both completely servant-hearted too. And so seeing them together rarely happens.

But when they are together? Wow. Talk about a match made in heaven. God definitely knows what He's doing when He puts two lives together.

Okay, so this is awesome :D About half way through our adventures in taking pictures - I noticed something. Every time we'd set up in a spot, and then I'd ask Mitch to look down at Larissa - she would go from having her normally beautiful smile and would suddenly light up like a lightning bug on steroids. Her man was looking at her and she would glow .. literally. I loved it !!

So, it really isn't a park - these rocks aren't exactly cut out to climb all over and in some spots it gets pretty tricky - especially when you're in a dress. Mitch is such a gentleman though. He would go ahead of us and blaze the trail, and then come back to help his lovely bride follow him. So, he gets an A+ for being amazing :D

Oh and did I mention that they laughed together CONSTANTLY? I would step away from them for one second and when I'd turn back around to take the shot, they'd be like this !! Laughing and giggling together about who knows what (probably how funny I looked trying to navigate the rocks and cliffs with a camera in one hand, my bag slung over my shoulder, and in flip-flops!) but that's okay - that sort of behavior is highly encouraged :D

Larissa's ring is GORGEOUS !

I L.O.V.E this shot of Larissa. It's so dreamy & fairytale like, don't ya think?

Ahhh, she was such a fantastic model :D

haha And right at the end - Mitch picked Larissa up and carried her off down the trail - and honestly, I got the feeling they were going to leave and never come back :D

Heapings of blessings to both of you !! Just a few more weeks until the big day !! I can't wait !!


  1. GREAT pix, Kara! I love her dress and yes, the one pic DOES look fairy-like!

  2. kara you are very gifted, these pics are as beautiful as you get, so natural looking.they are a beautiful couple, and i know they have a wonderful future ahead of them