Samantha and Scott: Christmas Eve Engagement Session

On Christmas Eve I had an engagement session with my longtime friend Samantha and her fiancé, Scott.  (Yes, Christmas eve - it's about time I get this blog up, amiright?!)  Scott has been working out of state so it was the perfect time with him home for the holidays.  It also just so happened to be the one year anniversary of their engagement!  It was a cold, overcast, and drizzly day outside but they were troopers!  Considering that it was December it could have been much colder, so I suppose we got lucky!

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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg
engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

Look at that laugh!  Aren't they adorable!

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We did a bit of walking and came across a tree that still had some leaves on it!  I was pretty excited about it - other photographers, you know that feel!  December, no snow, dead trees, YES - some foliage!  I just LOVE this picture, I'm not sure what it is about it - the framing of leaves, the tilt of her head, or that her hair is falling JUST right.  It was a windy day so hair was not always cooperating, I would move it with my hand and literally as soon as I would let go the wind would blow it right out of place.  We had some laughs about it though!

 
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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

Eventually they shed their coats for a few pictures.  Sam originally asked if they should take them off in the beginning and I was like, woah - might want to wait a little, we're going to be out here for a while.  Look! the wind was working in our favor for a few shots!

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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

Look at that little snuggle!  One of my favorite unposed moments, poor Samantha snuggling in because she is so cold, but oh the sweet way he's looking at her!  <3  

Ok guys, brace yourself, I'm about to overdue it a little with this pose!  I just could not choose a few because there are just so many great expressions in this bunch!  

Take note of the progression as you go.  Starting out with photo #1, they are so determined to to make this heart perfect!

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So many laughs, Samantha you make me feel like the funniest person!

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The heart is starting to falter during the kiss, so cute! Ok, ok, moving on....

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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

There were so many great moments during this session, (above) that head duck and smile!  And Sam, look at you! (below)  Covergirl material right here! ;)

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For the last part of the session I remembered that I wore my blanket scarf for a reason!  Yes - I was bundled up like an eskimo the whole time wondering how they weren't completely frozen!

The middle picture below, my attempt at wrapping them in the blanket combined with my short stature, hehe, had a good laugh at the ridiculousness and then did some rearranging of the blanket.

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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

Sam was a bit more comfortable now with the extra layer, she didn't want to give the blanket up when we were finished!

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engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg
engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg
engagement session, jamie léonard photography, mount pleasant, latrobe, greensburg, pa, elopement photographer, best.jpg

And that's a wrap!  I had a great time taking your pictures Sam and Scott!  You guys are adorable and a joy to be around!  I can't wait until your wedding this fall, it's going to be wonderful!

Contact me if you would like book a session!  I'm also now offering Elopement Packages!