Matt and Lauren Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

Matt and Lauren’s engagement session Gulf Shores AL has been one of the most important engagement sessions I have done to date. Photographing family adds another level of pressure to deliver a fantastic session. Well, by the reactions of everyone who has seen them, I’d say that an amazing session was delivered. Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

Matt and Lauren approached me about doing their session while we were away in the Gulf Shores for my cousin’s wedding. Since their wedding is on the beach in Jamacia, Lauren told me that they didn’t want them to be too close to what their wedding images were going to look like. Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

Shooting in the middle of the day is very difficult, and most photographers shy away from shooting during that time. Well, we took the challenge, and to be honest, it wasn’t that difficult to shoot in direct sunlight. Luckily, there was an unattended lifeguard stand right where we were.

One thing we struggled with the most with the locations we picked was the number of people in the background of their images. In the end, we got an amazing set of engagement images, and Matt and Lauren couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

 

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HOW THEY MET

Matt and Lauren met eachother through their collegiate bowling careers but officially introduced themselves to each other when they both made Jr. Team USA in 2017. Matt bowled for Webber International University in Babson Park, FL and Lauren bowled for McKendree University in Lebanon, IL. In January 2017, Matt and Lauren were both selected to bowl for Jr. Team USA.

April of that year, both their collegiate teams, respectively, made the National Finals for the Collegiate Bowling. During the match before the TV Finals, Lauren mentioned something to Matt about his Black Widow Rosin Bag, which ended up being their only contact until a few months later. Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL

Lauren’s team had just won the NCAA National Championship, and Matt had reached out to one of her teammates to find out who she was and how to contact her because he had a crush on her.

“It happened because we exchanged information for being on Junior Team USA together as part of the group, and she ended up telling one of her friends to tell him to message her after they told her I had a crush on her.”

“We started talking on May 15, and we were dating by June 18th.” Engagement Session Gulf Shores AL