Carly and Al

Engagements

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Over this past weekend, we had some pretty high temperatures here in Charlotte.  Carly and Al’s engagement session was scheduled for Sunday, which was slated for the high to be 100+ degrees.  Normally, I would probably suggest we reschedule, but being that Carly and Al live in San Francisco AND the fact that they are getting married THIS weekend, that wasn’t an option.  
Geoff and I left the house armed with a cooler full of cold bottled water.  The sky?  The sky was ominous.  The rumbles of thunder sounded.  Uh-oh.  
As soon as we hopped on the freeway headed to our meeting spot for the shoot….it began to pour.  And Carly and Al – who were coming from the opposite direction – were also driving through the pouring rain.  Her hair and makeup was done and Al had to head out of town the next day for work.  Again, rescheduling was not an option.  We decided to push on to our location to see what we were working with.  Perhaps we would catch a break?  
Did we ever!  Seems like we picked the ONLY spot in ALL of the Charlotte region that it had not rained.  AND, over the course of the shoot, it got down to 83 (!) degrees!  It was PERFECT.  We were definitely hit with some serious favor from God that night.  
Taking pictures of Carly and Al together was fun.  And inspiring.  And comfortable.  Perhaps it’s because they are photographers (view their website HERE) and know how to “turn it on” for the camera.  Or perhaps it’s because they knew they were getting married in a short few days and were giddy with excitement.  Regardless of the reason, they needed very little direction and photographing them felt effortless.  
Carly and Al – thank you for being so wonderful.  Can’t wait for this weekend!  πŸ™‚
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Cheyenne Schultz

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  1. Cheyenne and Geoff,
    This shoot was such a JOY. An absolute joy. You two have incredible gifts from God and we are incredibly grateful that you were able to help us capture this special time in our life. And, this shoot will forever stand out in my mind as one of the biggest “miracle” shoots ever – God was definitely on our side. We are humbled, we are blessed and we are thankful. Thank you both – we can’t wait for you to capture our sweet wedding weekend ahead!

  2. Melissa Tuck says:

    Love these two – gorgeous, effortless love indeed. And you captured it so outstandingly! Gorgeous job. I know they will be thrilled. Yay Carly & Al! Happy wedding week! :)))

  3. carly and al, congrats!!! carly—i love your hair!!! you look so beautiful. πŸ™‚ wish i could be there this weekend, but i will be celebrating with you in spirit!
    lots of love!!!

  4. Dana Mackay says:

    As usual – your images blow me away. LOVE the blue trunk and them on it. AMAZING! πŸ™‚

  5. april walker says:

    these are STUNNING!! just like this wonderful couple! cheyenne & geoff you did SUCH a fabulous job capturing them. love, love, LOVE these images! can’t wait for this weekend!!

  6. I’m with April- you totally captured their beauty and love for each other. Cannot WAIT to see the wedding pictures!! Awesome job again, guys πŸ™‚

  7. Phil Daquila says:

    Dazzling. Dreamy. Here’s to the couple. And their masterly photogs.

  8. This is an incredibly beautiful shoot! Great work. I can feel the love of this couple.

  9. Jenn Davis says:

    LOVE the last shot! So sweet. πŸ™‚

  10. Oh my gosh, that last shot. So amazing!! What a great set.

  11. Jon Muedder says:

    Love these! Excited for this weekend!

  12. Al & Carly are so full of joy & love for each other and all that is captured here. Gorgeous photographs.

  13. Ken Mask says:

    Lovely, artistic and wonderful.

  14. Stephanie says:

    They are really beautiful together. Lovely pictures!

  15. Kaleah says:

    Breathtaking!! Simply beautiful!

  16. Mom and Dad Mask says:

    Original. Multidimensional. Great depth of field. We are so happy for our children and so look forward to this weekend!

  17. kcc says:

    So beautiful!

  18. Nancy Ray says:

    Holy cow this is one of my favorite engagement sessions y’all have ever done. Seriously! What a gorgeous, gorgeous couple!

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