EST. 2007

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,
Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

EST. 2007

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,
Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.










March 10, 2011

Engaged: Alanna and Alex

Boy, do I have a treat for you!   A treat that’s even better than this sunshine I’m soaking up on my back porch as I blog this.  :-)  Yay for almost spring time!

Last weekend, Jesie and I had the opportunity to work with Lana and Alex at Lana’s parents’ home in Sheridan Lake, Colorado.  If you’re asking yourself where the heck Sheridan Lake is, fear not: I think residents of Sheridan Lake are the only people who know where it is.  ;-)  You can find this little town waaaaay out on the eastern plains, almost to the Kansas border.  Turns out there’s some pretty killer light and people out there!

We had the best shoot with these guys around the home where Lana grew up.  Her father farms 15,000 acres, of what I’m not sure, but has some pretty neat farm equipment that made for some of my favorite engagement images to date.  What made this shoot even better was A.) Jesie was tag teamin’ it with me and she doesn’t get to come to very many engagments B.) Lana and Alex have this amazing chemistry together and C.) they also have great wardrobes and brought SO many options which allowed us to get the perfect look no matter where we shot.  You’ll be hearing me harp on wardrobe a lot more in the future because it will make or break your shoot. :-)

Lana and Alex, you two have it goin’ ON!  Thank you for being such wonderful sports and opening up and trusting us!  I think you’re going to love these. :-)

With love and joy,
René + Jesie

The weather was pretty windy so we started near the grain bins to break the wind.


I have always said that you can tell a lot about man by his shoes.  And I just so happen to LOVE these shoes.

Lana, I can’t say this enough – you are a KNOCKOUT!

Um…. this is most definitely my fave.  Love love love.

Or this one! LOVE.

Oooor these next two by Jesie! Holy moley.

Ugh… So good, Lana.

Check out their little pet they brought all the way from Denver!


comments so far, leave yours

  1. Melissa

    March 10th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I’m sorry…but are these two professional models? LOVE!

  2. Regan

    March 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    They are all such great pictures, it makes it very tough to say which ones are my favorites :) Congratulations Lana and Alex!

  3. Kandae Reeder

    March 10th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    All the pictures are great. You are such a beautiful young lady and have such a GREAT and PRETTY smile. I like the ones with you two where you are wearing the green sweater. Several more than others. Great backgrounds, must be in Sheridan Lake at your parents house.

  4. Gabrielle aka Mom

    March 10th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    LOVE THEM ALL!! Mrs PC is too cute.

  5. Cathy Scherler

    March 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Great pictures. Congratulations. I love the one picture of you two sitting on the highway pavement. Good Luck as you pick out the best.

  6. Kaye Kasza

    March 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Great pictures, Lana and Alex! Love them all.

  7. Judy Tuttle

    March 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Love the photos — cannot wait to meet Alex :)

  8. Kami

    March 11th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Wooo!!! Love them. Great work you guys, all four of you.

  9. Shannon Coker

    March 11th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Ahhh…yeah… that was good… reeeealll good! :) mmmm!!! :) Great colors, wardrobe, backdrops… stunning!!! #25 knocks my hopeless romantic socks off! So incredible!

  10. Alex Guthrie

    March 11th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    These look absolutely amazing!!! I love them, you guys are adorable! I can’t pick just one that I like, you are both very photogenic!! Congrats again!!!

  11. Erin

    March 11th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! Congrats again you two!

  12. Chelsea

    March 11th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! I can’t pick just one favorite because I like them all! Lana & Alex, you two should drop out of school and take up modeling! :)

  13. Val

    March 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    wow, every single photo is so amazing, but my fav is the one you two kissing on the street, while lana’s wearing alex’s jackett. It almost like feeling the love between you two. I’d be so happy to meet up with alex one day, so lana, bring him down here, so i can see you again too :)
    I wish you two the best i can and i know that both of you will be happy ever after :)Miss you lana

  14. Caimen Bussen

    March 14th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Lana, you and your fiance are SO PHOTOGENIC!! such great great pictures!!! i LOOOVEEE the ones of you two laughing when you’re in the green sweater and hes in a white sweater and i LOVEEE the ones of you two in the truck!!! I LOVEE ALL the pictures, though!! It would be hard to decide! And he is very photogenic!! as well as you!!! You two are the perfect couple! so cute and congratulations to you two! :) :) :)

    P.S. the photographer is amazing! Wow! Such amazing work and very unique (which i LOVE!) :)

  15. Melissa

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Your photos have gone from engagement photos to Vogue/GQ spreads…LOVE THEM!

  16. Kelli K.

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    They are great. Congrats again!!!

  17. Crys

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    really beautiful! It would be so hard to pick just one as my favorite.

  18. Alice Glover

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I have a hard time trying to choose just one’ they are all so good. You make a beautiful couple.

  19. Alice Glover

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I would have a hard time trying to choose just one of these pictures they are all so good. You are a beautiful couple.

  20. Cassie

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    these are soo good i love them!! i don’t think i can pick a favorite :)

  21. Liisi

    March 21st, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hey Lana!
    Those pictures are just grate, well done! :D Congratulations!
    Paljon onnea ja kaikkea hyvää!

  22. Dennill

    March 21st, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Great pictures. I love how Rene gathers emotions so well!

  23. Katharine

    March 21st, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I love them all Lana but particularly the ones in the old Chevrolet truck (I have massive truck envy now!) The background scenery made me miss Colorado…

  24. Lauren Weber

    March 21st, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    So good, all of them! Very unique and well-captured. I love the ones in the tree rows.

  25. Susan

    March 21st, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Awesome pictures! I really like the one of you two kissing in front of the grain bin!

  26. Glo

    March 21st, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Sheridan Lake never looked so good! 39, 30 and 16. Okay 16 ia so Bob can have his truck in the photo…. ;-)

  27. Petra

    March 21st, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Hard to decide which one is the best. I really like those in the car! :-)

  28. karin boss

    March 22nd, 2011 at 2:35 am

    so great…!!!! thats love!!!

  29. maja ryter

    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:36 am

    i love these photos!! you both look great!!

  30. Curtis Stuck

    March 22nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Looks great Lana!

  31. Jamie

    March 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Lana – these photos are absolutely gorgeous – good luck picking out one you like for the canvas print!

  32. Jane

    March 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Lana all the photos are wonderful are perfect for magazine cover .. good look!!!

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