Engagement sessions are an organic way for me to get to know the bride-to-be and groom. For those of you not comfortable in front of the camera, these sessions are a great way to prepare for the wedding (so if being in front of the camera on your wedding day scares you, an engagement session is the perfect way to get comfortable! Just saying). And sometimes, like in the case of Brittany and Michael, engagement shoots turn out to be a day when couples can just take a break from the wedding planning process and have a fun day together. I realized that these two lovebirds, who are just as amazing individually as they are together, were all about the fun when I started taking their photos. As a photographer, I love it when a couple simply does their own thing and lets me in without getting uncomfortable or conscious. And that’s exactly the experience I had with Brittany and Michael during their engagement session.
Brittany and Michael are a pretty down-to-earth couple. The two were simply being themselves throughout the shoot. The best part about such couples is that I hardly have to get in there and tell them how to pose right. Their genuine connection often reflects in the photographs naturally! Oh, and there’s a twist to the story! These two have a history together!
Brittany and Michael met in high school and actually went to their senior prom together, but then didn’t really stay in touch post-high school. The two didn’t see each other for over a decade, 13 years to be precise. And then social media stepped in to reunite these two when Brittany sent him the prom photo on Facebook, and they met up for a drink – and as you can see from the pictures, the rest is history. The couple got engaged on December 11, which also happened to be the same day they closed their new home.
I do try to get to know my couples before we even start the session. It helps to put them at ease, and this way, they know a little bit about me, and I know a little bit about them before we head out for the shoot. So going for drinks and dinner is my usual MO. But with Brittany and Michael, we actually lost track of time! We started with drinks before shooting and ended up having such a great time that we literally had to remind ourselves we needed to have our session before the sunset.
For me, it’s not just about the photographs. I enjoy making connections with my couples. And Brittany and Michael really let me in. They gave me a glimpse of their love story, how they both have an inner child, and how they let me into their world. It’s these friendships and the trust that I build with my couples that I enjoy the most about my job. Of course, the gorgeous photographs speak for themselves, but the behind-the-scenes connection is priceless!
I consider myself incredibly lucky to be in a profession where I meet people like Brittany and Michael. I am so satisfied with the result of their engagement session. I was truly inspired to see the authentic love between these two, which also made it so easy to get these gorgeous photos. Brittany and Michael, thank you for choosing me as your photographer. And thank you for sharing your time with me.
Venue: Benson Park
Interested in a few more sessions? Check out This outdoor Engagement Session in Brattleboro! And Look at this Light and Airy Engagement Session at Alyson’s Orchard!
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