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Southampton Engagement Photographer :: Chris & Dyana

Engagement

I ♥ this couple. I had such an amazing afternoon with them, photographing their e-sesh. I pitched the idea of doing their engagement session in an antique/thrift shop a few weeks before. To my delight, Dyana and Chris loved the idea, and scouted out the cutest little shop in all the land.

These two sweeties are so in love, and spending an afternoon getting to know them, and hear their stories, is why I love engagement sessions. Whenever I meet couples, it’s always kinda/sorta like an interview (from both sides). They have tons of questions for me, and I try to find out as much as I can about them in the space of…about an hour. So the conversation during the first meeting is very much a Q&A. However, when we get together to do their first photos, conversation can range from, what restaurant they went to for breakfast, to a funny story about my auntie, or the story of how they first fell in love.

To me, a photoshoot shouldn’t be a boring thing you have to do (most guys think of them this way). To me it should be about an experience, and interactive for everyone. My job is to capture the essence of a couple, in the most natural way and when this happens I get giddy (and sometimes squeal behind my camera, as Dyana and Chris can attest to. Note: Squealing is ALWAYS a good thing). When the sun sets, and I part with my couples, I walk away on a huge high, knowing that in my camera, on my memory card or on a roll of film, is an elated time in someone’s life that will be treasured. It’s what I think of when I think of magic.

 

I have some film images of this shoot that I’m waiting to get back from the lab, so if you thought this was pretty, you can look forward to those as well in a later blog 🙂

Summer House Marketplace 15:38 December 14, 2012 Reply
The gals here at Summer House think these are the most fabulous shots ever!! Great photography, and their love for each other is captured in each picture.
[...] Check out Dyana and Chris’ full engagement shoot here. [...]
[...] so fortunate to have one of my weddings featured on her blog in the past, and now she has featured Dyana and Chris’ engagement session in the very first magazine.  It is free to download, so if you have an iPad go get it [...]
[…] we met.  I always felt like we were on the same page in terms of what they wanted out of their engagement and wedding photography.  I would write little suggestions and ideas of what I thought might work […]
[…] time we met. I always felt like we were on the same page in terms of what they wanted out of their engagement and wedding photography. I would write little suggestions and ideas of what I thought might work […]
[…] so fortunate to have one of my weddings featured on her blog in the past, and now she has featured Dyana and Chris’ engagement session in the very first magazine. It is free to download, so if you have an iPad go get it […]

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