These two are the best. Every time we get together to discuss their wedding (or this engagement session), it ends up being a 2 hour conversation that is laughs and being real. I guess it was no huge surprise, then, that this engagement shoot ran pretty late into the night. It started a little later than scheduled, too.
It started out with me having a mild freakout, actually. We’d agreed to meet at Rainbow Haven and I’d only been there once, a long time ago. Siri was good enough to guide us, but she brought us to a parking lot that wasn’t the main parking lot. It was a subordinate parking lot I guess. I didn’t know it wasn’t the main parking lot, but I should have known better than to trust Siri (just kidding Siri, if you’re reading this. We’re still good). So the sun was dropping in the sky and I was talking to Christa on the phone, and we both thought we were in the same parking lot. We were walking from entrance to exit saying things like, “no! Go to the main entrance, the one with the gate” and “I’m at the main entrance. Where are you?” And the sun was dropping….my light, my precious, precious light…..fading, darkness…..and my panic was on the rise. I did what I always do when times are tough like that. I passed the responsibility to Rae. She picked up the phone and dealt with it gracefully and efficiently.
So we finally met, and spent the next 30-40 minutes chasing the remaining light, and then when it was dark, we took advantage of the night. You know, ferry rides, sea-side docks, park benches, the carnival. It was perfect, and my panic was….unnecessary.