What can I say when the sun and the weather helps you during an engagement photo session? This is exactly what happened last week when I had the privilege to photograph Lana and Jeff. The second we finished our photography in the Marina Green in San Francisco; it started to rain. While we are driving to a location on Mt. Tam for more dramatic photos, the clouds were threatening to open up, but the minute we stopped, the sun shone through and gave us beautiful light for our engagement photo session! And what can I say about sunset? It was just incredible!
I was thrilled when Paula and Sherman hired me to photograph their engagement photo session in San Francisco as part of their wedding photography package. An officer and a gentleman (West Point graduate) with smart and beautiful bride. Could not wait for the session. This was a destination engagement photography (they live on the East Coast). Each time I start an engagement photography session, there are several goals: number one goal is for couple to be more comfortable with their photographer. They already picked me as their wedding photographer, yet this is my way of showing them that they picked right photographer for their wedding. Goal number two is to make images for their wedding slideshow and or signature book. My question to each couple is this: we will have an image/s or slide show on display when your family and friends arrive at the reception. What would you like your family and friends know about you when they see your artwork? Paula and Sherman's response was that they want everyone to know that they are in love and they are happy. I believe that images are testimony to that. And final goal: some people may have issues with how they look. Some people do not their profile, their nose, weight, height, legs, etc... To me, they all look beautiful, but I need to know if there are any issues. After engagement photo session, we go over my favorite photographs and I let my clients talk. It is much better to find out before wedding if there is something I should be aware of than after, when it is too late. On a wedding day, I can adjust how to photograph couple to minimize whatever... Now back to Paula and Sherman. I love how photographs came out. So did they!
When there is love in the air its easy capturing great images! Kristina and Michael fell head over heels for one another and are taking their first steps together for the rest of their lives. These images will help them remember when it all began! This image came in second in a 2012 print competition!