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CASEY + JALEN • PLAYFUL ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Maybe it’s because Casey is an artist…

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…but for some reason, these two remind me of a Pixar animation couple!!!


I’ve actually known Casey for a couple of years now. We met in an art class during my sophomore year, and ended up having another art class together before she graduated!

I vividly remember sitting in our Watercolor Studio class and watching her work on the final pieces that ultimately became a big part of her Senior Showcase. (The Senior Showcase in the Art program is a big deal. As an art major, you have to work really hard to produce an impressive quantity of quality work that demonstrates what you’ve learned as an artist throughout your time in college.)

I was amazed by her abilities with watercolor paint; I wondered how she was able to layer colors in such a way that it turned strokes into shapes, and then shapes into figures, and then figures into clear, intended subjects. I could clearly see her talent, and I also admired her humbleness amidst said talent.

What I’m trying to get at is this: I’ve always known Casey to be a sweet, kind, and joyful person through and through.

So, as we were arranging the details of her wedding and engagement shoots a few weeks back, I was already thinking to myself, “I wonder what her fiancé is like?”

Well, from what I observed at their engagement session, he’s the perfect fit for Casey.

Throughout their entire session, his attention was on her. I could tell that her happiness in that moment mattered immensely to him. He was patient, compassionate, cooperative, humorous, and so helpful.

For example, anytime the wind blew her hair in her face (and it did a lot—it was a windy, rainy day, and we just happened to miss the rain for the chunk of time we needed to), he would be reaching to fix it for her before she had the chance to.

The general vibe of this session was so pure to me. You can tell that these two have so much fun doing life together!


In fact, here’s a series of photos to prove it!!! I call this “The Playful Montage!”

These are just a few of the moments I managed to document between shots of them being delightfully silly with one another! Seriously, these two will just make your heart smile, and that’s why I say they remind me of a Pixar couple—the cutest of any Pixar couple ever!


I guess I’d better stop gushing about how adorable they are so that I can share my favorites our time together this past Sunday! Enjoy:


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Casey and Jalen,

I just know that your July wedding is going to be spectacular. I already have a feeling I’ll be shedding quite a few tears, so I’ll make sure to pack some tissues (and then some extra ones after that) in Cam and I’s camera bags!!! It’ll be no time before the big day arrives!


Until next time…

Love,

Skyler

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