from the day that i had my first phone call with allee to discuss the particulars of this session, i knew all of the “business” surrounding my work for their wedding would not only be something i’d enjoy, but probably one of those weddings that i’d be proud to be a part of. when the three of us met for their engagement session, i knew i was right. we all got along wonderfully. we laughed a lot, their nervousness about photos dissipated before my eyes and i came away with one of my favorite engagements sessions in recent times.
we decided on a wardrobe change in this exact spot. mike ran back to the car and i took the opportunity to photograph allee for a minute or two. i love these and love when she is looking away, the difference and true smile on her face as she sees her fiancee returning to us.
we were headed back to our cars to drive to one last area. i stopped as i turned and saw this little perfect spot. i may have stood there for 5-10 seconds, possibly weirding them out a little bit, before saying: “let’s shoot here for just a minute or two”. not uncommon for me at all and sometimes it takes a plan for a shoot into a new direction. which i’m totally okay with. and images like these next ones make me keep being okay with it.
this is not my normal ‘closing image’ for a post… some may even feel this has the feel or look of an outtake. but, this is one of those completely natural and real moments. unforced. and this is also a great reminder for me, as well, of how people who can be kind of unsure at first, maybe a bit hesitant, can open up during the course of a brief photo session. allow themselves to speak openly and plainly with me, allow their true selves to be photographed and captured.
thanks again for a fun day, to both of you! i hope the coming months pass quickly as they lead to what will most certainly be a beautiful wedding day. i can’t wait to see you both later this year and see how fancy you both look on your wedding day!