Taking photographs of a couple in love is special! I was contacted by the future bride who I’ve met once to take engagement photos for she and her fiance. I post my favorite photographs from my shoots to Facebook and we’re Facebook friends, so I guess my marketing is paying off. Taking the back roads, I drove 40 minutes to her parents’ place in the Country. We drove around in their golf cart looking for nice photo opportunities.
When I met her three years ago, she was quite the Tom Boy, but now with the look of love written on her face, I definitely see her girlie side!
One of my favorite things to do after taking the photos, is the editing process within Lightroom. I taught myself how to use it, and know there’s much more to learn, but it’s fun to see how changing the contrast, clarity, colors, etc. can change the feel of a photo.
I took a photo from this angle of both of them lying down and it was her idea to lean over him…so cute! I approach the session as a collaborative process.
Most of my sessions are somewhere new each time, so I work with what I’ve got. In this shot, I would’ve preferred it to be taken in an empty field, but the sparse tree behind her back almost looks like a veil…
Last night, after organizing for Bob, the elderly gentleman I’ve mentioned, I went down to the dining room of his retirement home to have dinner with him. We’re gradually getting to know each other better. I received a phone call from an elderly lady last night, who was referred to me by Bob, to help her declutter. I’m so happy to be doing the things I love!