Normally when I photograph couples I plan on nailing one or two fine art photos - the hang on your wall - this is an engagement photo? - artsy type of image. Maybe it was the freshness of Spring or the gentle yet intense love of these two, or the espresso I had at the beginning of the session, but whatever it was, there was something about Kip and Pryia that encouraged artwork to flow out of me.
Overall, our focus was to get a set of happy engagement pictures. I love focusing on being a
candid engagement photographer
It's an approach towards photographing that documents relationship and personhood. I hope to encourage the invisibility of the camera and pronounce the joy of the engaged couple and their happiness. It's usually fairly easy to get happy engagement photos when the couple is indeed, quite happy. There is no posing or perfectly lit smiles in this session. Rather a grouping of authentic, joy-filled imagery.
We toured Boulder
I believe every photoshoot should begin at a coffee shop. Therefore I was elated when Pryia told me that this was her vision for the shoot long before the couple was engaged. Appropriately so, as it was the setting in which the two had first met. After an espresso, we did a tour of Boulder - the city where they began as a couple then considered home for many years.
Their wedding is set for the end of May. Check back soon for the rest of their story.