Sherie & Bobby – Engagement

November 22, 2010

We’d never met, never even spoken, but Sherie came across my website, loved my work and so sent me an e-mail asking if I would shoot her engagement session. To say I was flattered would be an understatement, but I was also a little nervous, cos lets be honest, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I’m high energy and completely excitable. I jabber on like a jack-rabbit. My sense of humor is a little on the sarcastic side and I have been known to drop the odd f-bomb, ooopsie. Having not had the opportunity to meet before the actual engagement session, I was worried Sherie and Bobby would find me just a little too much and the 2 hour shoot would feel torturous. But my fears were unjustified, cos within seconds of meeting, Sherie and I both jabbered on like jack-rabbits and bounced off each others energy perfectly. I had an absolute blast documenting her and Bobby’s engagement.

As your about to see, this couple is fierce, like way fierce. Sherie has a larger than life personality, laughs deep and hard, has a fabulous sense of style and the confidence to rock it out in front of the camera. And 6 years ago at a Starbucks in a downtown Atlanta mall, Bobby first laid eyes on Sherie and knew straight away that there was something about this girl. Yes she was stunning, but there was something else, something that compelled him to get up off his seat, walk across the coffee shop and strike up a conversation. Lucky for Bobby, Sherie was thinking the same thing. Something about Bobby compelled her to stay and listen to what this handsome man had to say. From there phone numbers were exchanged, dates were had and now, Sherie and Bobby are in the throws of planning the rest of their lives together.

Sherie and Bobby, congratulations to you both. I know we just met, but I had so much fun on this shoot it felt like we’d been friends for years. Thank you also for bringing along your high sense of style, your both too fabulous for words and made my job very easy.

And now to the photos. Because there were way too many fabulous photos, it would have been way too hard to blog them all, so I included a slideshow at the end of this post.

The fierce and fabulous Bobby and Sherie.

As we all know, I’m a sucker for a fabulous shoe shot and Sherie’s shoes did not disappoint.

Smokin.

Workin it!

Sherie, you’re stunning.

Tell me this girl does not belong in a fashion magazine?

I wish I could pull off bold red lipstick like Sherie.

Not to be outdone in the footwear department, Bobby rocked out the yellow socks.

Sherie just could not stay serious for long.

Love this shot.

Go on with your bad selves.

So fierce I can’t even stand it.

A quick outfit change and then its back to rockin the fab.

Totally gorgeous.

And totally handsome.

A little quiet time.

If anyone knows how to laugh, its Sherie.

A downtown parking deck has never looked so hot.

One last look to rock.

Classy and fierce, all in one.

The bling.

Photographers out there might be tempted to think I used some sort of reflector to get that golden glow onto Sherie’s face, but I used nothing. The setting sun, the amazing Fall colored leaves worked perfectly to cast this warm glow on Sherie and I simply worked fast to make sure I got it before the sun disappeared behind a cloud.

On some of the final shots of the day I had Sherie and Bobby take a romantic walk down a small street, decorated with blazing Fall colored trees…….

…….when all of a sudden Sherie broke into this unprompted sideways heel click. I honestly laughed so hard I almost dropped my camera. This is easily my favorite shot of the day cos it happened so organically. Love it!

To see even more of Sherie and Bobby’s engagement session CLICK right Here!


8 Responses to “Sherie & Bobby – Engagement”

  1. Rupa says:

    Beautiful work! Looks like you guys had a blast!

  2. nicola says:

    omg…..that blew be away….amazing…..sherrie is so sassy and both briliant….i cant exlpain how amazing it felt to look at the pics..well done to u allxxx

  3. Edward says:

    Hi Sis

    You are definitely a gifted photographer. It’s always great to look at your blog and see what new amazing photos you have posted.

  4. Caitriona says:

    Wow…….
    Fantastic shots Karen.

  5. Sherie says:

    What an amazing job Karen. The photos are amazing….I had such a joy working with you.

    Sherie L

  6. BRAVO! Amazing photos of an amazing couple! Wishing these 2 all the best! These images are magazine ready and a great example of using photos to tell the story. Great Work!
    -Fierce

  7. Karen Shinkins says:

    Thank you everyone for stopping by, checking out this fierce couple and saying such great things. Totally appreciated (said in Valley girl tone ;) )

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