It's not all the time I'm so jumping at the opportunity for a sunrise session--for obvious reasons! ;-)
But I cannot explain how thankful I am that we were able to schedule Nick and Kali's engagement session as the sun was rising. The calmness of the morning just always seems to get me and substitute the caffeine that I didn't have time to pour that morning. And it did just that!
Not only the serenity of the morning but the colors that reflected off the stillness of the water and the JOY within the couple I photographed just energized my morning. I was shocked at just how long we were able to use the diffused morning light to photograph Kali and Nick on the dock. There's usually such a small window when this is available at sunset, but morning proved differently. If you notice the progression of their images from when we started before sunrise through the sun fully risen, you can appreciate and take note of the changing colors of the morning--starting with soft blue and pink hues to more warmer, sun-kissed hues.
All the while, I had this super fun, joyful, completely in-love, beautiful couple in front of my camera who made it that much better.
Even if I had fallen into the lake (like I literally almost did), I think I still would've enjoyed this sunrise session just as much. ;-) (Sure, I would've thrown my camera to them as I fell off backwards!) It almost happened people! But a higher force decided it just wasn't my time I guess.
Nick and Kali were so personable, relaxed, comfortable and perfectly in-love to just melt in each other's arms so easily and lovingly. It's couples like these who make photographing couples so fulfilling and easy! I loved getting to witness their sweet chemistry and get to know them a little better!
It was a glorious start to my early morning! :)