So sometimes couples try to get out of engagement sessions. I totally get it, I hate being in front of the camera too. But I stress the importance of being comfortable with me, my style and my camera prior to a wedding day to my couples. I feel strongly that an engagement session is the perfect way to get all that awkwardness out of the way, so once the big day comes we are all ready to go. Also, engagement sessions are just fun. They are bonus images, they are usually way more casual and we all end up laughing by the end. I love getting to know my clients, and having them get to know me, so well, I make them do engagement sessions.
If people are still nervous after my spiel I offer to meet them for a drink prior. That is exactly what I did with Megan & Craig. We met at this great bar on Alberta St. in NE Portland. I knew the street would be the perfect backdrop for this creative & colorful couple. After a taco (or two) and a few drinks we set out to take some fun images on a warm early summer evening. I have to say I really like these two. They are funny, smart & we ended up with tons in common. Even a few names in common way back from my days working in the non-profit world. Walking around Alberta we found some great art, an amazing burnt out house, and even ran into people we knew along the way. I had tons of fun at this session, and I hope that shows in the images.
Craig & Megan thanks again for letting me convince you to do engagement photos. I had so much fun getting to know you guys. I am really looking forward to your wedding next month! I hope you enjoyed your sneak peek. I am almost done with the entire set. For now I would love to throw down a blog challenge. I do this for all of my new clients. If you can get 30 people to comment on this blog post, I will throw in an 11×14 mounted wall print on the house. So leave some love folks.