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Meghan and Brian: Engagement Session in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

Making Engagement Pictures and Eating Fried Grits With Meghan and Brian in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Every time I write Mississippi, I can’t help but sing the song in my head. M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback humpback-I.  Which just goes to show you…. oh, I dunno, something.  However, we’re not here to sing silly little songs from yesteryear, as much fun as that is (Red Rover anyone?), we’re here so you can meet the two coolest people in Mississippi (M-I-crooked letter….).  This is Meghan and Brian.  Meghan and Brian are quite possibly the funniest people I have ever met, and I know more than a couple of really insane people (Hi Leslie!).  From our first emails, Meghan had me totally cracking up, and then after our Skype chat, I sat here at my desk with all my fingers and toes crossed hoping they would book me because I knew I really wanted to hang out with these people really bad.  Which is why I totally routed the first leg of my Big Utah Adventure through Clarksdale…  Well, that, and they promised fried grits (yum!) and awesome blues music.  (Bribery will get you everywhere.)

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Now, you probably have noticed from my avatar that I’m a redhead.  And as long as I’ve been making portraits, I don’t remember ever photographing another redhead.  We’re kind of rare.. at least true redheads are.  So here I am, trying to be all suave and cool and professional-ish for this mega-cool couple, when I notice how the sunlight hits Meghan’s hair, and I yell right out loud, “OMG, your hair is so cool in the sunlight!  It’s like it’s on FIRE!  Red hair is AWESOME!!”  Aha.  Super Dork strikes again.  But it’s true, red hair is amazing.  And now I want to photograph Meghan all the time in the sunlight.  Plus, she has the most gorgeous freckles.  Oh yeah, Brian, you’re really cool too.

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Mississippi

Clarksdale

Mississippi

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Mississippi

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

Clarksdale

And that, home fry, is Meghan and Brian.  By now, you undoubtedly agree with me about how cool they are.  The best part is that we get to hang out with them again at their wedding in November.  Woo hoo!  (Btw, Delanie (Noelle) has already asked me if she can be my assistant for this wedding….).  But wait, I’m not done yet.  Here’s a special photo just for Brian.

Rio

This is the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the 5th highest bridge in the US.  You see, Brian builds bridges (how cool is that?), and he’s so passionate and excited about it that, for the rest of the trip, every time I crossed a bridge, I thought of Brian and wanted to photograph them all.  Except that I don’t know anything about bridges, and so most of the photos are pretty lame.  But this bridge is pretty impressive.  Oh, and here’s one last photo of Delanie (Noelle) being completely fascinated by cotton blooms.

Never

So, Internet folks, in case you hadn’t guessed, I’m back from the Big Utah Adventure, and it’s time to share a looooooooot of photos with you.  Go ahead and get caught up on your office work, because you’re going to need lots of spare time to see all the blog posts I’m about to make.

And finally, Meghan and Brian, I want to thank you for being so generally amazing and for being such wonderful hosts while we visited Clarksdale, Mississippi to make your engagement pictures.  Not only are you guys the funniest people in Mississippi (M-I-crooked letter….), you are the nicest.  I can’t wait to go to your wedding!

Amanda Summerlin

Amanda Summerlin

Artist and Explorer at Amanda Summerlin Photography
Hello. My name is Amanda. I make neat pictures of nice people, drink coffee and whiskey (sometimes at the same time), and travel. I love traveling so much, I won't charge you any travel fees to photograph your wedding. Check out my travel info page for all the details. And see my blog for all the cool photos.
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  • Beth - Gorgeousness…now I want to know more about the adorable little blue house thing!ReplyCancel

    • Amanda Summerlin - Oops.. I should have mentioned that! It’s The Shack Up Inn, and you can totally rent these houses and stay in them. And they are funky and cool and made of reclaimed materials, so they’re even pretty green.ReplyCancel

  • Ed Booth - Love you red, next time I better get an inivitation to go, or I will send you back to the orphanage.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Morris - Some of my most favorites ever!!! (even though there was some reference made to my insanity!) You don’t have to look hard to see the love between these two! Beautiful scenery, beautiful couple, awesome pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - You are an amazing photographer. You can do both landscapes and portraits. You really caught the emotions on this couple’s faces. Very impressive!ReplyCancel

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