Every couple is so unique, but the good ones always have something on common.
Russ was able to verbalize it so well during our session, "She makes me look good; Diana makes me better." He was specifically talking about the pictures but I could tell they make each other better in many aspects of life. Whether it's that couples are made for each other or they grow into being made for each other, these two have arrived at that place of love.
Every couple is so unique.
Despite having a significant commonality like love, every story, every connection, every personality is distinct. It's something that is quite obvious to me in the short-quality filled time I spend with each at a session. Even if I were to take each couple to the same spot at the same time of day, no two sessions would be alike. If a couple were to look at an image in my portfolio and say, "that's not really me." I would agree and take it as a compliment. The goal in doing a couple's engagement photos is to authentically capture a set of photos unlike anyone else's. We want the photos to be a process in creating an heirloom that is authentically them.This session is such a great example of authentic documentation.
How does it happen? It begins with listening and interacting and usually ends up with the couple leaving a special mark on our hearts. Even within an hour and a half's time it's amazing how much I can fall in love with a couple such as Diana and Russ. After about five minutes into taking their engagement photos I felt like I should have hired them and not the other way around. They are clearly beautiful on the outside but being photogenic and taking great engagement photos requires a lot more than just being physically attractive. The prepossessing draw in these images is their love.
Russ and Diana will wed in October. I'm certain the wedding will be quite beautiful. Check back soon.