October 14, 2021
I’m so excited to finally have these ready for the blog! I have to say I think these are some of my best work given the lighting was absolutely perfect! I couldn’t be happier seeing that Sage is my nephew! Wendi & Sage became engaged last year and plan to marry next October. I’m thrilled that they asked me to be their photographer and now I get to share Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session!
Sage is my only biological nephew and he has always been incredibly special to me! I remember being called when my sister was in labor with him! I was in a daze and couldn’t figure out what to do. Once I got myself together, I packed, jumped in the car, and made the 6-hour drive from Baltimore, MD to Madison, NC to see him! Shara is my only sibling and this baby was the first grandchild for my parents! When he was little I made lots of trips to see him and his sister, Salim (once she came along). I went on vacation with them, and brought him home with me when has asked if he could!
Sage was such an adorable kid and he loved spending time with me! I always tried to spoil him with gifts and taking him to do things when he came to visit! One year I brought him and his sister home with me and Salim cried all night for her Daddy! It was the longest night of my life! At 8 am, I called their daddy, Shannon, and said I’ll meet you in Lynchburg in 2 hours! The whole way there Sage kept telling me his dad was going to be mad. It took me a little while to figure it out but Sage didn’t want to go home! I looked at him and said, “You aren’t going home but your sister is!” Once he figured out he was staying he stopped telling me that!
When Sage started dating Wendi, I knew she was special! He couldn’t wait to introduce me to her! And when I met Wendi, I could tell how much they adored each other! After getting engaged last year before Christmas they asked me if I would be their photographer! I’m ecstatic they are giving me this honor!
Wendi and Sage love all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and she especially loves Disney! So it should be no surprise her engagement rings is a Disney Princess Ring! I didn’t even know this was a thing until she told me so I immediately started googling this and saw all these rings! I love her ring and I especially loved taking pictures of it but forgot to take a picture from the side! That is where the crown is but I’ll make sure to get that during her detail shots at their wedding!
I asked Sage what he loves about Wendi and one of the things he said was her red hair! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it!! He says “she is a perfect match for me because she’s as big a comic book nerd as I am” and “another plus is she loves Star Wars just like I do! Also, I love her humor and her drive to do what she loves the most! She is my one and only soulmate”!
I asked Wendi the same thing and she said that she loves that he is a big muscular guy but in reality, he’s just a big teddy bear. And she of course loves that he’s a big nerd just like her. I don’t really consider them nerds but think it cute they think they are and proudly call themselves that!
Wendi told me there were going to want some nerdy poses during their session and I had no idea what I was up for so I told them to show me the props they were planning to bring to their session! Ummm… lightsabers, a sword, and a wand! I had no idea what I wanted to do with these which sent my mind in a flurry! Wendi sent me a couple of pictures and I told her I couldn’t promise to recreate those exactly but I would come up with some creative ideas!
I told them we would use the lightsabers after it got dark and basically they were my guinea pigs for this! They said that was fine! I see some additional things I would like to have done but I’m thrilled with the lightsaber images and the sword and wand were so much fun!
I hope you love my images from Wendi and Sage’s Engagement Session. Check out more of my work here: https://kimforbesphotography.com/