I love engagement shoots. I think every couple getting professional photography for their wedding should have one. It’s the perfect time for us to get to know each other and the first time you will see us working on our craft, with cameras obscuring our faces and an armful of tools at our side. We not only begin to learn our couple’s “story” but also the best way to capture that story in a beautiful way, whether it’s how to pose a couple when the groom towers over his petite bride, or the way her smile is the most genuine when he makes her laugh. And you get used to our style, which changes as go on a private photo walk, at times having to pop up a quick light stand for a romantic back lit silhouette, sometimes hanging back and capturing laughing, sweet candids, or putting you in the perfect light and yelling “KISS!” from the far end of a field. It helps people who aren’t models or comfortable in front of the camera trust us, which makes their wedding day even more intimate and personal, just as it should be.
Danielle and John found us through one of our favorite wedding resources, Off Beat Bride. Our Offbeat Bride couples are always interesting, unique couples determined to do things in way that’s true to their hearts, something that resonates deeply with us, and one of the reasons we decided take on wedding photography from a less formula and organic point of view. Danielle was all about shooting somewhere totally unexpected, and with our experience shooting models, fashion, and fine art on location,we were able to send them links to several interesting locations that we’ve found over the years to choose from. They went with Fort Mifflin, reported to be one of the most haunted spots in America, where we had previously photographed model Lily Cheshire, a shoot which was featured in Haunted Magazine.
We spent a couple of really fun hours, exploring, wandering, laughing and talking…and shooting. Popping up light stands, snuggling in dark tunnels, and timing poses right to catch a few planes that flew overhead. And then, at the very end, Danielle holds up a bag she’d brought with her. “And do you think we could wear these horse heads?” “Yes, Danielle, you can TOTALLY wear those horse heads. Let’s head over the the blacksmiths building”. Have I mentioned that we get the best couples ever?
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