Jennifer + Kurt | A Pre-Fall Engagement: Baton Rouge Engagement Photos

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep."

Excerpt from Sonnet XVII - Pablo Neruda

Portions of Neruda's Sonnet XVII have been finding their way into my life in the most random of ways lately. It's such a beautiful piece about the purity and simplicity of loving another human being, that I deemed it exceedingly appropriate as an intro to sweet Jennifer and Kurt's photos. Jennifer and Kurt have been together for quite some time now, and seeing as they are tying the knot soon, undoubtedly, they know all about the purity and sacrifice that comes with a life of choosing love with another.

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I met Jen in college where we worked together and connected instantly. She's such a bright, happy soul. She's also SUPER savvy with both hair and makeup and is back in school, this time at Paul Mitchell, learning all things pretty. She did her own classy and stunning hair and makeup for the session. Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Kurt loves on Jen so gently and beautifully. It was so easy to capture so many natural moments of sheer love and warmth between the two of them.Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

We switched things up a little and caught the best warm glow of sunset in an open field nearby...Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Jen's radiant happiness around Kurt is so very contagious. I love it almost as much as I love this color blue on her.Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements Martinez Engagements

Jennifer and Kurt, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for entrusting me with capturing this moment of time in your lives. I cannot wait for the wedding!Martinez Engagements Martinez EngagementsMartinez Engagements