I’ve known Tammy for a few years now, and shot the Headshots for her Realtor business and was honoured when her and her fiancé Jason asked me to be part of their wedding, and I knew I wanted to do something a bit special for her and Jason’s engagement.
These guys are what you might call “horse people,” and with a gorgeous barn and property not far from Langley how could I not get them in the back field against a gorgeous BC sunset. The timing was tricky, getting the sun just right, on a day without rain, but things all lined up beautifully for us.
Why Have An Engagement Session
Part of the reason that I love having an engagement session with a couple who’s wedding I’m photographing is that it gives me a chance to get to know them and get a feel for what they’re like in front of the camera. Not everyone knows what to do when they get their photo taken. Heck, I don’t know what to do! Spending some time with a couple means that they can get used to how I pose them and how I get them to move around. More importantly, I, as the photographer, get to see how you react for me. Some people are more relaxed, some people need a bit more prompting. I want to tailer how I work with a couple to that couple, and a couple of hours of an engagement session lets me do just that.
Luckily, a lot of the time “posing” is pretty easy. I think for the above photo I said “kiss him!” Pretty simple stuff 🙂
Like I said the horses are strong with this couple, so when the grey saw them kissing, he figured he ought to be involved, or at minimum get a scratch under the chin. Make sure you view these full screen to see the full effect!
Tammy and Jason, you’re an awesome couple and I can’t wait to shoot the wedding in April!
Are you interested in a unique set of photos like this to celebrate your engagement? Make sure you book a free consultation with me now!