Sarah and Brandon didn't want a cookie cutter engagement session: they were looking for a location that reflected their shared history, and for photos that would capture them in an unscripted way. My kind of engagement session. I especially wanted to share this session because several people have mentioned to me that this engagement session is "so Sarah and Brandon." The couple agree. So, what is it that makes this set of photos seem to reflect this particular couple so well?
I photographed Chelsey and Jeff's engagement session on the quad at The University of Alabama during the week of spring break. One of my favorite memories as a student at UA was coming back to campus after spring break and seeing that *suddenly* everything looked so colorful! That definitely held true for our session. These two are getting married this weekend in New Orleans, so I thought it would be nice to share their engagement session during their wedding week!!
Emily and Hunter decided they wanted to have an Oak Mountain State Park engagement session to precede their destination wedding in North Carolina this summer. After what seems like weeks of dreary, cold days, we were greeted by sunny skies and perfect hiking weather for our visit to Peavine Falls. It was a perfect break to celebrate their engagement and to make some memories.
Even during moments of more posed photography, like engagement sessions, I encourage my couples to interact with each other like normal--why should I pose you into stances that you’ve never assumed before? I want you to stand together, to hold hands, caress, kiss, and gaze like you do every day. Each couple hold each other uniquely, I aim to build an inspiring photo around your natural poses. Those are so much more engaging and emotional than any pose I could put you into.