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Christina & Dustin are in harmony with love and spring

This is the second time I’ve blogged about Christina and Dustin. And what I mean by that is…last night, I had just spent 45 minutes getting their engagement session blog ready…I hit PUBLISH POST…and then I got a blogger error screen that basically said “Oops, blogger messed up and guess what? all your work is gone! Yeah, that’s right…the autosave function didn’t even work!” So frustrated was I… so I resolved to wait to redo it all until tonight. It will never have the exact flavor I originally meant, but here goes.

Christie contacted me last November to do an engagement session with her and her fiance, Dustin. Through emails since then, I’ve gotten to know them a bit as a couple. Christie is originally from North Carolina, which is where the two lovebirds will be tying the knot this summer. Regrettably, I will not be their wedding photographer, but whoever IS…is really lucky. The two met online through eHarmony. This is the second couple I’ve worked with who has met online! I love success stories like theirs. 🙂

One of C&D’s first dates was at Shelter Gardens. So that is where we began our session.
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They are just so darling and natural together.
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Later while we were walking, Dustin let out a yelp. A bird had crapped on his head!!! He took it like a man though. And Christie and I agreed that it sucked, but we were glad it was him and not one of us! haha

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Purples and pinks were everywhere. Such a wonderful springy palette.
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They brought attitude.
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and they brought love.
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Christie had described Dustin in a previous email to me as “downright adorably handsome.” And she was right.
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This next shot was pulled off after a chorus of giggles…and a bit of paranoia as families were all over the park. But I’m glad it worked out because they fit so perfectly!
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The “famous” schoolhouse

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And a different spin on a Darbi G. classic. (Many thanks to Dustin’s artwork here…and to Christie’s patience with sweating!!)
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The two changed clothes…and we headed downtown, stopping at a debatably tacky mural. (the one on the right is a favorite!!)
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And we thought we were done… but then on the way back to the cars, Christie and I eyed this bench…and Dustin fell victim to our desire to shoot a few more. And I’m soooo glad we did.

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My absolute FAVORITE of the day!!!

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And we’ll close with a piggy-back ride…that gave Christie’s sore feet some relief.

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Christie & Dustin, I was so very fortunate to get to shoot your engagement photos. I wish you a wonderful last couple of months before you say “I Do”…and I wish you a beautiful wedding…and a blissful life together!

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  • Capture This! by Brooke Photography - I am so in love with this post! I thought, WOW, this is a big one, but loved it all the way to the end. The bird crap was a stitch and it looked like a fun day. Very adorable couple!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - O man LOVE the last bench photos (especially the first in the set ) just draws you in to them. I also greatly like the second black and white images. I love the spots around como that go overlooked so much of the time.ReplyCancel

  • Photography by Lara - Beautiful job, Darbi! They look fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Erika Jackson - Love these! Can’t wait to shoot with you this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • John Martinez - Looking good Christina and Dustin! Looking forward to shooting your wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Most engagement pictures make me want to gag. These make me want to fall in love… beautiful pictures of beautiful people! I love you, Christie!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - Awwwwwwwwwww……………so romantic. I love these pictures. You guys are beautiful!!!! Christie that dress if fab, you should wear it to graduation.

    Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - WHAT GORGEOUS SHOTS! nice work!ReplyCancel