In the midst of the madness of wedding season and working hard for my clients, I try to fit in working with my friends as often as I can, too. Working with friends gives me an opportunity to experiment with new photographic possibilities without the pressure of worrying whether my experiment will go awry–not something I love doing with paying clients. I’ve photographed Rob twice before at each of his sister’s weddings, and I’ve known Cheli for the last several years, so I was super excited at the opportunity to photograph this last minute engagement session (I’m photographing their wedding May 12th) because I knew it would provide that opportunity. They are beyond adorable together, they’re both very comfortable in front of the camera, and they’re totally game for any of my suggestions: “Run into oncoming traffic? Sure!” “Ask that maitre’d if he’d mind us sitting at one of the window tables for 5 minutes? Sure!” I so love the results–even more so because I love the two people in these shots.