laura & guy | ENGAGED

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.


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  • Karenina ColeyOctober 17, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Love the last shot!

  • D'Artagnan WinfordOctober 17, 2013 - 5:10 pm

    Good Job! almost like you were a fly on the wall. nice!

  • Candice ThomleyOctober 17, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    so good. agreed on the last shot. it’s my favorite. :)

  • Katie GwinnOctober 17, 2013 - 6:22 pm

    I love these, Robby! (no surprise) :) and I agree with everyone else about the last shot..i’m pretty sure it’s my favorite!

  • Deborah ScrivenerOctober 17, 2013 - 6:41 pm

    I love these! My favorite is the first of the couple at the table!

  • Mary Ann TaylorOctober 17, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    You got this so right Robby, sweet Guy and his beautiful Laura.

  • Dianne Schelberg TravisOctober 17, 2013 - 7:39 pm

    You sure know how to capture the perfect moment(s). My two favorites are at the table after dinner and the last one. Great job!

  • Karen McLelland JoplinOctober 17, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful!

  • Marsha L. MurphyOctober 18, 2013 - 2:18 am

    Oh my goodness! I just can’t stop looking at these!! You captured Laura and Guy so well! Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with my kids!!

  • Laura Mitchell ThomasOctober 18, 2013 - 2:31 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. I agree with Marsha. I just keep looking.

  • Zonia WaltmanOctober 18, 2013 - 3:44 am

    Great pictures!!!!

  • Heather Nicole InzerOctober 18, 2013 - 4:08 am

    I love these!! Laura looks soo great.

  • Kelley Hill WardOctober 18, 2013 - 4:24 am

    So precious and unique! LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos!

  • Ruthie MossOctober 18, 2013 - 4:48 am

    Wow. These are awesome.

  • Donna ManningOctober 18, 2013 - 5:08 am

    Awesome pictures! Love them all!

  • Lisa RectorOctober 19, 2013 - 3:07 am

    So precious! Love you so much, L-Dawg!!!

  • Barbara RicheyOctober 23, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Great pictures! I was just in awe viewing each one.

  • Winaphotobooth.comOctober 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

    If the food cannot be kept at the correct temperature, avoid foods that have mayonnaise and any other dishes that will need to be kept cold.