An apple orchard and old castle? This engagement sesh felt like Cinderella meets Snow White, without the evil stepmother and queen, of course.
Engagement sessions are important for many reasons, and it is truly the best opportunity for us to really get to know each other before the big day. If you’ve shot with me, you know I like to break the ice real quick. You may come into the session feeling nervous and awkward but I promise within 10 minutes, you’ll be smooching up on your partner and doing this “modeling thing” with ease.
When I was walking through the parking lot to our first location, I heard someone yell “Laurie!” and saw Amy waving big. I ran over and did a little I’m-so-excited dance. Immediately, Amy told me, “I know that we’ve only just met, but I feel like I know you already. I watch all of your stories and I love your energy in all of your communication and in your emails. I’ve been looking forward to meeting you ever since our booking and I am so excited to work with you!”
If COVID-19 wasn’t a destroyer of hugs, I’d have wrapped her up right then and there. That started the sesh on a great note, and it ended equally so when Ryan said, “This was actually so much fun! It felt like we were just hanging out.” Can I get a HECK YES? This is what it’s supposed to feel like! Listen, I don’t call myself a professional third wheel for nothin’.
Amy said she felt a little cheesy to select Squire’s Castle for engagement photos, so then of course I made them dance in front of it because you can never have too much cheese — real or imaginary. Also, those trees are really that orange. We got so lucky with fall colors this year!
When photographing rings, I always zoom in and check to make sure I got that big phat center diamond in focus. After taking this shot, I did just that and yelled out, “Damn! She is CRISP! …honeycrisp.” We were shooting at an apple orchard for crying out loud! Can you blame me? 😂