One of my most awesome engagement sessions yet! Imagine a young pilot going out fight the war, and coming back to find her lady and ask her hand in marriage. Sounds like a romantic 50′s novel? It’s not far from the truth. Emi and Ben met at the Air Force Academy almost ten years ago. For a while, life caused them to go on their separate ways. Emi pursued her studies, and Ben went on to become a USAF pilot. Later, they reconnected. Now how isn’t that romantic?!
When Emi and I were conceptualizing the shoot I was gleaming with excitement. Being a civilian pilot myself, I’m all about planes. And when Emi said her dad (who also flies!) found a friend who owned a war-era plane, I dropped to the floor! This restored Boeing Stearman was immaculate. And Ben was awestruck being able to touch an ancestor of a plane he currently flies – a Boeing C17 Globemaster.
Now for the couple, Ben didn’t have to try hard to look like a strapping flyboy from WWI – he just had to put on his standard issue USAF uniform, courtesy of the US Department of Defense. And Emi looked perfect in her classic polka dot dress and bright red lipstick. Her hair was spot on! We went on to shoot what turned out to be such a fun engagement session! Now enjoy and swoon over this pin-up style, aviation-themed shoot! Love it!
Also, let me take a second to thank Capt. Benjamin Hollett (USAF) for serving this great country of ours. Your courage, dedication, and patriotism is appreciated.