Sometimes, as an artist, you’ve just got to try something different, something new. I’ve been shooting engagement sessions for about seven years and it still remains my favorite type of portrait session. I love spending time casually with a couple as we hunt for perfect light and honest expressions of who they are. For Guy and Laura, a couple I’ve known for a long, long time, I felt like there was something more that could be shown than who they are in the perfect light and generic scenery. I know how artistic and offbeat they are. I know how well-traveled and cultured they are. And I know how much they love preparing a meal with–and for–one another, so I wanted to share some of that in their engagement photos.
So, we started their session right in the neighborhood where they’ll live together as husband and wife, finding nice little spots to let them be them. But, our plan for the last half was for me to be more of what I am on a wedding day–a storyteller holding a camera–and let them prepare a meal together in the very kitchen where they’ll make countless newlywed memories in the coming months. And honestly, I couldn’t be happier with the way it all turned out.
I’d love to know what you think in the comments!
One reason it made so much sense to photograph Guy & Laura cooking up a meal is because they’re both so good at it. Laura went to culinary school after college and the girl can BAKE.
I think about how neat it will be for Guy & Laura to show their kids what their life looked like when they first got married. They can tell them about their first house and use these images to bring those stories to life.