Julie + Shane



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If I could ever have a dream couple to photograph- it would be Julie + Shane. First of all- they’re naturals in front of the camera- they’re super lovie (in an aww you’re a movie, I’m obsessed with your love kinda way), they dress awesome, and they’re just overall happy/amazing people! By some crazy small world kind of connection, Julie realized that her, Shane, Natalie, and myself would all be in Queenstown at the same time. These two are currently on a round-the-world trip of a lifetime together (follow them NOW!) and by ANOTHER strange small world happenstance, these two, along with Kasey + I will all be in Chiang Mai in Thailand for Songkran at THE SAME TIME AGAIN! What the heck!

Anyway, Natalie and I were set to meet these two our last full day in Queenstown at sunrise- but when we woke up, it was super grey and rainy. We headed out to Starbucks anyway, and sat around chatting with them for at least an hour, hoping that the sky would slowly clear up. Well- it stayed gross, so we all agreed to ignore the weather and make the most of the amazing lake and mountains surrounding us!

What started out as a shoot around the lake with a light misty drizzle turned into a “screw it, let’s just jump in the water in the pouring rain” kind of shoot. And I LOVED IT TOO MUCH. (And yes, I did swim out to the floating dock with my camera held above my head- I was the QUEEN of shredding water that morning, holy moly). This was easily one of my favorite sessions I’ve ever been able to photograph and I’m so happy that Julie + Shane were so up to get drenched in this New Zealand lake.

I can’t wait to see these two again in just a couple weeks! Until then, take a look at this wanderlustful couple and be sure to leave them some love!

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  1. Renee

    March 25th, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Oh my goodness. I knew I would be obsessed with this shoot as soon as you sneak peeked it. All well, this is literally perfection. Doesn’t get any better than this! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in Thailand!

  2. Sarah

    March 25th, 2015 at 7:49 am

    This is AMAZING, Caitlin!

  3. Krista A. Jones

    March 25th, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Gray weather or not – these photos are so incredible!! Probably my favorite session of yours ever!

  4. Natalie

    March 25th, 2015 at 8:08 am

    You rock my socks. You rock them. Girl, you rock them.

  5. Lauren Swann

    March 25th, 2015 at 8:42 am

    These are AMAZING! So glad I finally get to see these!!

  6. Dani

    March 25th, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Well, that was hands down my most favorite session ever of yours too. So gorgeous!

  7. Karena Dixon

    March 25th, 2015 at 9:49 am

    The location is to doe for, of course…but the couple is so adorable together! Love this session!!

  8. Candace

    March 25th, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Incredible! The birds, the rain, that hot smooch. Everything about this is sooooo good.

  9. Marcella Treybig

    March 25th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    OMG small world! the older you get the smaller is seems. Love all these images, the rain looked like such a fun welcome to the shoot!!

  10. Nastja

    March 27th, 2015 at 7:03 am

    My goodness!!!! This is so cute. It shows their love and the beautiful relationship they have so well. SO SO SO awesome!

  11. Kasey

    March 28th, 2015 at 8:50 am

    CAITLIN these are unreal. Cant wait to be the third wheel another one of these shoots in thailand…hehe. you’re amazing.

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