Austin + Ashley • Kelly Canyon

At Case family reunions, Austin was the quiet one. He kept to himself for the majority of time even during Case game nights. And in order to get him to talk, you had to ask him direct questions. I saw him and Ashley were getting pretty serious and I was so excited to hear they were engaged! Austin got ahold of me within a week of the engagement and we planned their session for the next weekend.
I won't lie, I was nervous! I'm all about drawing out emotions and being interactive during my sessions. And my shoots do require quite a bit of talking. With Austin being my cousin and not hearing more than a few words from him over a week at a time, I wondered how I was going to get him to smile and have fun during our session. 
Thank goodness he's marrying Ashley because she literally brings out the absolute best in him! I heard Austin talk more in the first five minutes of our session, than I've heard him say at all our family reunions combined! And they both had me laughing more than I think I've ever laughed at a session before! Since Ashley is a dancer, I loved watching them slow dance. I could tell it's something they'd been working on. Congrats Austin and Ashley!