I knew Breanne and Chris would be a fantastic couple to work with after talking with them for hours after booking about our cats. Yep. Cat people unite!
Booking their Engagement Session was an interesting experience and opened up my eyes to what people would normally perceive as an “Engagement Session.” Breanne contacted me saying they were interested in doing one but they didn’t see themselves as a conventional couple. Both of them being into alternative things, their idea of an Engagement Session was not quite what I’ve shot for other couples in the past – meaning the parks and lovely trees and lots of sweet emotion – they didn’t see themselves fitting the norm, or at least didn’t know how to make it work in front of the camera. Bre was a little apprehensive about asking me to do something off the wall, but when she suggested it… I could not wait to put the idea into motion. Guitar smashing at an Engagement Session? Sure, why not!!
So we did start with park shots, moving onto the grungy halls of my old college, ACAD, for something a little different. Okay, I’m clearly not the best grunge/fashion photographer, but these sessions are about love… that comes out naturally no matter what the style of shooting. I can’t help my clients are in love with each other!
Moral of the story? An Engagement Session is whatever you want it to be, folks. This shoot is just for you. Make it unique to you and who you are as a couple. Do what comes naturally, and just think of me as the creepy paparazzi photographer that happens to be following you snapping photos. ;)