Girl goes to University, boy goes to university, they deal with school, and find out they still like each other, so they get engagement photos before the wedding.
Before I met with Jeri and Dean for the engagement shoot, I took a suggestion from Dean. ""What do you think about the Botanical gardens?"" I said that I love the idea, but I've never been there. So I took a drive, navigated Knoxville, and found the gardens tucked away in a neighborhood a few hours before it was time to take photos. As soon as I stepped onto the grounds I had two directions that I wanted to take. The first was towards what I would call a garden of tarnished metal and masonry. The old twisted metal rails connecting the second floors of refurbished offices has a dilapidated charm. Like the garden itself was bringing the man made objects a little bit closer to earth. Bringing out the attractiveness by highlighting small imperfections and magnifying them. Rustic, I would say; but earthy is accurate. The rest of the garden was in bloom, perhaps a little bit more because a storm was on the way. I decided that it was worth taking the chance to get our photos and try to dodge the storm.
It was a holiday so everyone was home with their family, I would have generally been home as well but this was a special exception. The advantage was that we had the entire Botanical Gardens to ourselves.
Fun. Nothing more and nothing less than fun. I hope you guys are well and you enjoyed the Journal entry, Jeri and Dean.