Friday, April 11, 2008

Lalainya and Steve

It started out as a rainy, grey day but I'm so glad we did their engagement session anyway. Lalainya and Steve are a beautiful couple and they let me get original and drag them to all these awesome spots. I told her that I have a slight obsession with trees. I do! I LOVE trees. How can I not, when they add so much drama and texture to a shot. So there are lots of trees in their photos. I love this session. I do my best when the couple totally trust me even when I come up with some crazy ideas.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Makenzie and Blake

It's so funny how every couple starts off shy and quiet when we first start shooting, but after shooting for about an hour, they totally open up and are so fun. This happens almost every single time. I love it when they finally relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera. That's why I love engagement sessions. They get to know me and then on the wedding day, they're ready to have photos taken by someone they already know.

I got to shoot Makenzie and Blake's engagement in lovely Seaside, where she grew up. They will be getting married there on June 28, 2008. Stay tuned for the wedding shots!

Here are some of my favorites from the session: